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Australia has been establishing stronger links with Asia—but has been unable to shake off the British monarchy Australia's landmass—which can be viewed as the world's largest ...

Statistical Society of Australia Inc.

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...Society of Australia Inc. ( SSAI ) This society, founded in 1962 as the Australian Statistical Society, has about 600 members. Together with the New Zealand Statistical Association it publishes the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics . http://www.statsoc.org.au/ Society home...

Australian Journal of Statistics

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... Journal of Statistics The original journal published by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. and superseded in 1998 by the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics...

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics

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... and New Zealand Journal of Statistics A quarterly journal, first published in 1998 , formed by merging the Australian Journal of Statistics and the New Zealand Statistician . It is jointly published by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. and the New Zealand Statistical Association . http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-842X Journal home...

Australian Journal of Statistics

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The original journal published by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. and superseded in 1998 by the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics.
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics  

A quarterly journal, first published in 1998, formed by merging the Australian Journal of Statistics and the New Zealand Statistician. It is jointly published by the Statistical Society of Australia ...
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...[Lat: ‘field’] area . Symbol ac. BI , US-C , Australia , Canada , New Zealand , etc. For land measure (originally the area that could be worked by an animal team in a day) = 4 840 yd 2 (0.404 685∼ ha) = 1 / 640 mi 2 . The area of a chain by a furlong, and of a square with sides of 69.570 11∼ yd (= 22 × yd). See Table 1. Table 1 BI, US-C, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc. SI US-C ft 2 272.25 sq. rod … … … 25.3∼ m 2 30.25 yd 2 10 890 40 rood … … 0.101∼ ha 1 210 yd 2 43 560 160 4 acre … 0.405∼ ha 4 840 yd 2 640 sq. mile 259.∼ ha 640...

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...area . Britain , North America , Australia For constructional floor area and roofing = 100 ft 2 (9.290 3∼ m 2 ) (expressed for a house in North America it includes all floors except the basement); for carpet etc., = 1 yd 2 . Note that, while used as a preceding adjective for deriving areal expressions from linear units (in an English context), ‘square’ should not be used so for seconds and other non-linear units subject to power-raising; for these the adjective ‘squared’ should be used after the unit, e.g. an acceleration of 3 metres per second...

Saffir–Simpson Hurricane
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...Hurricane Scale [ J. H. Saffir ; USA: R. H. Simpson ; USA] meteorology . USA 1975 a Code for forecasting the characteristics of and damage from an imminent hurricane. Melaragno M. G. Severe Storm Engineering for Structural Design (Australia and Luxembourg: Gordon and Breach, 1996) A synopsis is shown in Table 46 (the surge height to be adjusted to a particular coast, the damage that of the wind alone). Table 46 Category Central pressure Max wind surge damage mbar m.p.h. ft 1 weak ≥ 980 75 to 95 4 to 5 Mostly to trees and loose objects; no...

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...equivalent to but less precise than those above. US-C liq The base unit for volume, = 231 in 3 (identically the British wine gallon of 1706 ) = 3.785 411 784 L (0.832 674 2∼ BI gal). See Table 17(b). US-C dry There is no gallon for dry goods; see bushel . Table 17(a) BI, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc., SI US-C liq fl oz … … … … … 28.4∼ mL 0.961∼ oz 5 gill … … … … 142∼ mL 4.80∼ oz 20 4 pint … … … 568∼ mL 1.20∼ pt 40 8 2 quart … … 1.14∼ L 1.20∼ qt 160 32 8 4 gallon … 4.55∼ L 1.20∼ gal 2 peck 9.09∼ L 2.40∼ gal 8 4 bushel 36.4∼ L 9.61∼ gal For downward...

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...) mass . 112 lb (50.802∼ kg) ( cwt , gross hundredweight , long hundredweight ) in Britain and elsewhere, but 100 lb (45.359∼ kg) (also net hundredweight , short hundredweight ) in North America. See pound for more precise values, and Table 25 for scales. Table 25(a) BI, Australia, New Zealand SI lb … … … … 454.∼ g 14 stone … … … 6.35∼ kg 28 2 quarter … … 12.7∼ kg 112 8 4 hundredweight … 50.8∼ kg 2 240 20 ton 1016.∼ kg For downward extension, see ounce . Table 25(b) US-C, Canada SI lb … … … … 454.∼ g 25 quarter … … 11.3∼ kg 100 4 hundredweight … 45.4∼...

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...Act respecting Weights and Measures assented to 20 June 1951 then in the UK, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand in 1959 (though in the UK not completely until 1964 ), the international value has the inch an integer multiple of a tenth of the millimetre, hence the foot, yard, etc., likewise. However, through a succession of prototypes it had probably been the same to at least six significant figures for centuries. See Table 26. Table 26 Internat, BI, US-C, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc. SI inch … … … … … 25.4 mm 12 foot … … … … 305.∼ mm 36 3...

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...mass . Symbols lb, lb av, lb avdp. Distinctively the pound avoirdupois: Internat, BI, US-C, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc., 1959 453.592 37 g, so 1 kg = 2.204 622 62∼ lb. Bigg P. H. Nature 194, 719–21 (1962) Canada 1951 453.592 43 g, so 1 kg = 2.204 622 33∼ lb.Canada: An Act respecting Weights and Measures assented to 20 June 1951 BI 1898 By Order-in-Council it was declared that, on the basis of comparative measurement of the prototype pound and the international prototype kilogram, 1 kg = 2.204 622 3 lb, so 1 lb = 453.592 436∼ g (making the...

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...millilitre, the tonne (or ‘metric tonne’), kilogram, hectogram, milligram and carat (metric). All had been included in the similar Act of 1963 , but with some variation of name: -gram was -gramme, decare was dekare, the tonne appeared only as metric ton. Internat, BI, US-C, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, etc. , 1959 64.798 91 mg (0.323 994 55 metric carat of 200 mg). prev Within 0.01% of the above for centuries; see pound for details. History The avoirdupois scale ( see ounce and hundredweight ) has a pound of 7 000 grains = 16 oz of 437.5 gr;...

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...the summer solstice commonly being called ‘Midsummer Day’, the practice in many countries is to regard these dates as the starts of the respective seasons rather than their midpoints. This reflects the delayed effect of the seasonal travels of the Sun, but exaggerated. The Australian practice of regarding seasons as starting with the relevant month, e.g. 1 March instead of 21 March , is much more appropriate.) This new (and still extant) calendar was implemented by the Roman church in October 1582 , with the dates 5 to 14 October that year omitted,...

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...Abbreviation for the Statistical Society of Australia...

Moran, Patrick Alfred Pierce

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...Patrick Alfred Pierce ( 1917–88 ; b. Sydney, Australia ; d. Canberra, Australia ) Australian statistician . Moran was educated at Sydney U and Cambridge U and was a researcher at Oxford U from 1946 to 1951 , before returning to Australia. He was the founding Professor of Statistics at ANU, where his research students included Hannan and Heyde . He was elected to the AAS in 1962 , and was elected FRS in 1975 . He was the first President of the Australian Statistical Society (now the SSAI ) in 1963 and was awarded the Society's Pitman Medal...

New Zealand Statistical Association

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...Zealand Statistical Association This association was founded in 1948 and has about 400 members. Together with the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. it publishes the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics . http://stats.org.nz/ Association home...

New Zealand Statistician

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...Zealand Statistician The original journal published by the New Zealand Statistical Association . Superseded in 1998 by the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics...

Cornish, Edmund Alfred

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...Edmund Alfred ( 1909–73 ; b. Perth, Australia ; d. Adelaide, Australia ) Australian statistician and biometrician . Cornish studied agricultural biochemistry at U Melbourne, graduating in 1931 . His first job was at an agricultural research institute where he was confronted by the need for statistics. His earliest work was concerned with the 23-year rainfall cycle in Adelaide (related to the well-known sunspot cycle). In 1937 , at his own expense, he visited Sir Ronald Fisher in England. This visit initiated fundamental work on...

Pitman, Edwin James George

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...Edwin James George ( 1897–1993 ; b. Melbourne, Australia ; d. Kingston, Australia ) Australian mathematical statistician . Pitman 's parents, emigrating from England, met on the ship to Australia. He was educated at Melbourne U, graduating with an MA in mathematics in 1923 after his studies had been interrupted by two years of war service. Pitman was Professor of Mathematics at U Tasmania from 1926 to 1962 . An early task there was to lecture in Statistics—a subject new to him. His subsequent research concerned the foundations of statistical...

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