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Topic: Conversion of units

 Conversion of Units of Measurement Conversion of units must be done explicitly by the programmer; this can be both burdensome and error-prone, since the conversion factors used by the programmer might be entered incorrectly or might have limited accuracy. Unit conversion may also be required in preparing data for transmission to a remote site over a network, or for use in a remote procedure call. Conversion of units may generate extra multiplication operations; however, if the compiler performs constant folding [aho], these operations and their conversion factors can often be combined with other constants. www.cs.utexas.edu /users/novak/units95.html   (7803 words)

 Metric Conversion Regulations on the use of metric units for WEIGHTS AND MEASURES in retail trade were established and enforced by the government for the protection of consumers and retailers against unfair practices and confusion in comparing products. Opponents of metric conversion pointed to the costs at a time of inflation and economic weakness, the danger of being out of step with the US and the invasion of a foreign language of measurements upon a Canadian heritage bound to imperial measurements. SI is simple because of its decimal nature and the absence of a multiplicity of units with conversion factors. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=a1ARTA0005262   (1039 words)

 Units conversion by factor-label - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Converting from one dimensional unit to another is often somewhat complex and being able to perform such conversions is an important skill to acquire. The factor-label method is the sequential application of conversion factors expressed as fractions and arranged so that any dimensional unit appearing in both the numerator and denominator of any of the fractions can be cancelled out until only the desired set of dimensional units is obtained. Having the same units on both sides of an equation does not guarantee that the equation is correct, but having different units on the two sides of an equation does guarantee that the equation is wrong. en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Units_conversion_by_factor-label   (598 words)

 Conversion of Units Alternatively, the unit may be selected from the selector box. "mol" denotes the SI unit, whereas "mole" (or "Mol") is numerically equal to Avogadro's number ("NA"). Basic units are separated by "-" or spaces, division is indicated by "/", powers by suffixed positive integers. www.chemie.fu-berlin.de /chemistry/general/units_en.html   (205 words)

 The UNITS-Conversion Program This simplifies units conversion, and eliminates completely the complicated tables of weights and measures found in the traditional British measuring system. We all know that conversion from American units into metric units and also conversion from metric units into American units may be a bit tricky. There are also two supplementary units; radian, steradian and a number of derived units like; becquerel, coulomb, degree celsius, farad, gray, henry, hertz, joule, lumen, lux, newton, ohm, pascal, siemens, sievert, tesla, volt, watt, weber. www.steamesteem.com /programs/units.html   (340 words)

 Online conversion of weights and measures, measurement conversion. Unique conversion from weight to volume and vica versa for over 400 various substances. Now you can add units conversion gadget to your Google homepage, your desktop (Google Desktop must be installed) or any other webpage, even your blog. The units are arranged by cathegory and alphabetically. www.convert-me.com   (877 words)

 Conversion of Units The conversion of numbers from one system of units to another often puzzles students, but if it is treated as just another problem in arithmetic using arithmetic's rules the problems disappear. Notice that the quantities 2.54 cm/in and 10 mm/cm were used but, because the units had to be squared, then the numbers that accompanied them had also to be squared. Notice that the only tricky part here is the time conversion 3600 s/hr which is the wrong way up for our conversion but of course it is equally true that there are (1/3600) hr/s. www.physics.uoguelph.ca /tutorials/units/Units1.htm   (208 words)

 SparkNotes: Stoichiometric Calculations: Conversion Factors A conversion factor is a ratio (or fraction) which represents the relationship between two different units. If your calculations yield other units, which cannot be cancelled, you have made a mistake likely resulting from a missing conversion factor or an upside down conversion factor that needs to be flipped. Starting with the units you are given, find the conversion factor needed to express to current unit in terms of the next smaller unit. www.sparknotes.com /chemistry/stoichiometry/stoichiometriccalculations/section1.html   (669 words)

 Conversion of units - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The simplest way to convert from one unit to another is to carry through the units themselves in the mathematical operation. While many of the conversion factors given in the tables below are exact, and others while not exact contain many significant digits, all the numbers you get after performing calculations on a calculator or with pencil and paper are not meaningful. In physics, the pound of mass is sometimes written lbm to distinguish it from the pound-force (lbf). en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Conversion_of_units   (1018 words)

 General Tables of Units of Measurement   (Site not responding. Last check: ) TABLES OF METRIC UNITS OF In the metric system of measurement, designations of multiples and sub-divisions of any unit may be arrived at by combining with the name of the unit the prefixes deka, hecto, and kilo meaning, respectively, 10, 100, and 1000, and deci, centi, and milli, meaning, respectively, one-tenth, one-hundredth, and one-thousandth. The tables of British linear measure, troy mass, and apothecaries mass are the same as the corresponding United States tables, except for the British spelling "drachm" in the table of apothecaries mass. The equivalents of the imprecise units "tablespoon" and "teaspoon" are rounded to the nearest milliliter. ts.nist.gov /ts/htdocs/230/235/appxc/appxc.htm   (1366 words)

 Physics For Beginners page 03 The unit that we measure length in is meters. The unit that we measure mass in is kilograms. Since the unit of speed, "m/sec", is the same as the unit of velocity, the unit for acceleration would be "(m/sec)/sec". physics.webplasma.com /physics03.html   (2128 words)

 units MAN Page Division of units is indicated by the slash (`/'). Unit definitions The conversion information is read from a units data file which is called `units.dat' and is probably located in the `/usr/local/share' directory. British capacity units that differ from their US counterparts, such as the British Imperial gallon, are prefixed with `br'. www.ss64.com /bash/units.html   (1321 words)

 Science Fair Projects - Conversion of units An important thing to remember is that the process of making a conversion cannot give you any more precise results than what you started with. While many of the conversion factors given in the tables below are exact, and others while not exact contain many significant digits, all the numbers you get after performing calculations on a calculator or with pencil and paper are not meaningful. In physics, the pound of mass is sometimes written lbm to distinguish it from the pound-force (lbf). www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Conversion_of_units   (2441 words)

 UNIX man pages : units ()   (Site not responding. Last check: ) Units specified on the command line will need to be quoted to protect them from shell interpretation and to group them into two arguments. Some units conversions of interest are nonlinear; for example, temper- ature conversions between the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales cannot be done by simply multiplying by conversions factors. Internally, nonlinear units are defined by a pair of functions which convert to and from linear units in the data file, so that an eventual conversion to prim- itive units is possible. www.mcsr.olemiss.edu /cgi-bin/man-cgi?units   (3709 words)

 Best free unit conversion tool downloads. Unit conversion tool can convert about 250 various types of measurement ... Unit Conversions 2000 is a small utility that will allow you to quickly convert units of measure from one system to another. Unit conversion tool can convert about 250 various types of measurement units from one system of measure to another. AccelWare Unit Conversion Tool is a powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use utility for quick and accurate conversion between almost every possible units of measure, from one system to another. www.freedownloadmanager.org /downloads/unit_conversion_tool_software   (636 words)

 Unit Converter - Adding New Units The two primary conversion units for Length are Feet and Meters, and all units in the Length measurement class have a conversion factor to either Feet or Meters. Second, it gives the user the ability to add a measurement unit to a measurement class, enter a single conversion factor for that unit, and then be able to convert from that unit to all other units in that class. For example, if a user wanted a unit called a “half-meter”, then they could enter in a conversion factor for Half-meter to convert it to an appropriate primary conversion unit (Meter), and then they would be able to convert Half-meters to and from all 77 other length units. www.jennessent.com /unit_conv/Manual/no_frame/add_new_units1.htm   (848 words)

 Themeasuremet.com - Conversion of units Converting from one dimensional unit to another is often somewhat complex and being able to perform such conversions is an important skill to acquire. The factor-label method is the sequential application of conversion factors expressed as fractions and arranged so that any dimensional unit appearing in both the numerator and denominator of any of the fractions can be cancelled out until only the desired set of dimensional units is obtained. Having the same units on both sides of an equation does not guarantee that the equation is correct, but having different units on the two sides of an equation does guarantee that the equation is wrong. www.themeasuremet.com /conversion-of-units/cat.php   (494 words)

 Unit Conversion Tables Conversion of surface measures: squares inches to square centimeters, square feet to square meters, square yards to square meters Conversion table of volume measures: cubic inches in cubical centimeters, cubic feet to cubic meters, cubic yards to cubic meters, cubic meters to cubic feet or cubic yard, cubic inch to cubic centimeters. And the fact that in the SI system the unit of force is the Newton, while the kilogram is reserved strictly for mass, makes it important to designate whether a non-SI unit such as the pound is being used to describe mass or force (or weight). www.sapiensman.com /conversion_tables/index.htm   (1444 words)

 Online Conversion - The Imperial Units In the United States and in a few Caribbean countries, the U.S. customary units, which are similar to Imperial units based upon older English units and in part share definitions, are still in common use. The use of SI units is increasingly mandated by law for the retail sale of food and other commodities, but many British people still use Imperial units in colloquial discussion of distance (miles and yards), speed (miles per hour), weight (stones and pounds), liquid (pints and gallons) and height (feet and inches). Traditional units persist in ordinary conversation and may be experiencing a resurgence due to the reduction in trade barriers with the United States. www.onlineconversion.com /article_UK_units.htm   (967 words)

 Units: A Unit Conversion Program   (Site not responding. Last check: ) Units specified on the command line will need to be quoted to protect them from shell interpretation and to group them into two arguments. Suppress prompting of the user for units and the display of statistics about the number of units loaded. Suppress conversion of units to their reciprocal units. xmmom.mssl.ucl.ac.uk /sw/help/man/units.html   (2049 words)

 Units: A Unit Conversion Program Dimensionless units are indicated by using the string !dimensionless for the unit definition. Some units conversions of interest are nonlinear; for example, temperature conversions between the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales cannot be done by simply multiplying by conversions factors. Internally, nonlinear units are defined by a pair of functions which convert to and from linear units in the data file, so that an eventual conversion to primitive units is possible. www.gnu.org /software/units/manual/units.html   (4549 words)

 NICMOS Units Conversion Help The NICMOS Units Conversion Program is a tool for converting fluxes of astronomical sources from units which are widely used in Astronomy (e.g., magnitude, ergs/sec/cm^2/A, etc.) into Jansky (Jy), and vice versa. The Jy, or, for the case of extended sources, Jy/arcsec^2, is the flux unit adopted in the NICMOS Handbook and used by the NICMOS Exposure Time Calculator. Unit conversion between magnitude and fluxes, and vice versa, requires information on the magnitude zero-point value and on the bandpass central wavelength. www.stsci.edu:8083 /hst/nicmos/tools/conversion_help.html?printable=1   (512 words)

 Mantair Ltd - Septic Tank Conversion Units. The MANTAIR range of sewage treatment conversion units provide a discreet, reliable and cost effective solution to sewage treatment for domestic dwellings and small scale commercial and industrial premises without mains drainage, but where existing tankage is present. The MANTAIR Conversion Unit is a purpose made unit designed to fit completely within an existing septic tank or cesspool, effectively converting it into a small sewage treatment plant. All units are designed to ensure that the completed installation will comply with the Royal Commission Standard, the normal standard required by the Environment Agency and SEPA for the discharge of effluent direct to a natural watercourse. www.mantair.com /convunit.html   (287 words)

 Best free unit of measure conversion downloads. Unit conversion tool can convert about 250 various types of measurement ... Unit of measure conversion software: Customizable unit conversion software, Unit conversion tool converts about 250 units, WinUnit is a flexible unit conversion utility and more. Unit Converter is a Microsoft Excel add-in, with few clicks of mouse you can easily create dropdown boxes of your own choices of units, from large number of units, in excel cells. JUnitConv is an universal Units of Measure Converter built as a Java Applet, it supports an unlimited number of Units Categories, Units of Measure and Multiplier Prefixes that could be customized using external text files. www.freedownloadmanager.org /downloads/unit_of_measure_conversion_software   (645 words)

 Units and Conversion Factors This unit is used primarily for describing energy in the form of electricity, and represents the energy used in an hour by an appliance (e.g. Therm is a unit used to measure energy in the form of gas, and is used extensively in the natural gas industry. The most common units are the Watt (W), the kilowatt (kW), and the horsepower (hp). www.geog.umd.edu /homepage/courses/old/jboberg/units.htm   (717 words)

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