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Temperature conversion

  • Subject: [mg3022] Temperature conversion
  • From: reece_d%a1.clust.CLUST.umc at ("Daryl Reece")
  • Date: 24 Jan 1996 15:24:36 -0600
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  • Distribution: local
  • Newsgroups: wri.mathgroup
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • Sender: mj at

   When using Miscellaneous`SIUnits`,
   SI[60 Celsius] erroneously returns 60 Kelvin.  Is there a modification 
that I can make to the package to make it convert 60 Celsius to 333 Kelvin 
but still convert 60 Celsius/Watt to 60 Kelvin/Watt.  This might be a 
limitation of SIUnits that can't be overcome.   In that case when I feed a 
temperature to a package, what is the recommended way to guarantee that 
this erroneous conversion doesn't take place?
   Thanks in advance,
   Reece_d at

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