In this it differs from physics, which, broadly speaking, is concerned with the cases in which all the particulars which make up one physical object can be treated as a single causal unit
, or rather the particulars which are sufficiently near to the object of which they are appearances can be so treated.
There was not even a hard-surface road in the thirteen United States until 1794; nor even a postage stamp until 1847, the year in which Alexander Graham Bell was born.
To the United States, especially, the telephone came as a friend in need.
Gallantly they did; and it was for this reason, when the Second Revolt was crushed, that they, too, were crushed by the united
oligarchies of the world, their socialist governments being replaced by oligarchical governments.
It has also the official sanction of the governments of Great Britain and the United
A frugal mind cannot defend itself from considerable bitterness when reflecting that at the Battle of Actium (which was fought for no less a stake than the dominion of the world) the fleet of Octavianus Caesar and the fleet of Antonius, including the Egyptian division and Cleopatra's galley with purple sails, probably cost less than two modern battleships, or, as the modern naval book-jargon has it, two capital units
. But no amount of lubberly book-jargon can disguise a fact well calculated to afflict the soul of every sound economist.
Irish, Germans, French, Scotch, all the heterogeneous units
which make up the population of Maryland shouted in their respective vernaculars; and the "vivas," "hurrahs," and "bravos" were intermingled in inexpressible enthusiasm.
She had no fear of the shadows; her sole idea seemed to be to shun mankind--or rather that cold accretion called the world, which, so terrible in the mass, is so unformidable, even pitiable, in its units
The French alphabet, written out with the same numerical values as the Hebrew, in which the first nine letters denote units
and the others tens, will have the following significance:
And between the mathematical mind of Michael, who counted to five, and the mind of the ancient black at Tulagi, who counted sticks of tobacco in units
of five, was a distance shorter than that between Michael and Dag Daughtry who could do multiplication and long division.
Considering that statistics had not yet embraced a calculation as to the number of ignorant or canting doctors which absolutely must exist in the teeth of all changes, it seemed to Lydgate that a change in the units
was the most direct mode of changing the numbers.
To comprehend the meaning of these figures, it is necessary to observe that a quintillion is to a billion as a billion is to unity; in other words, there are as many billions in a quintillion as there are units
in a billion.