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Re:Units and dimensions

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  • Subject: [mg19913] Re:[mg19894] Units and dimensions
  • From: PBenav3253 at
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 02:22:48 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


The solution is to write you dimensions as they truly exist and bypass 
"variable" naming like "Newton".

Use (Ampere Second Kelvin)/(Kilogram Meter) and make a list of all of the 

i.e. Permittivity (A^2 s^4 K^0)/(Kg m^3)

Sure there is some work involved but in the long run one will learn the 
nature of the dimensions and supercede archaic variable dimension units.


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