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Re: Plot Axis Unit Conversions

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  • Subject: [mg98853] Re: Plot Axis Unit Conversions
  • From: mike.honeychurch at gmail.com
  • Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:08:10 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gsh17u$or$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Apr 20, 12:29 am, unknowno... at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
> I am working on a notebook involving a flutter analysis of a flat
> plate in a wind tunnel. All of the equations involve metric units, but
> most of the physical measurements of size I have are in inches. In
> order to maintain a consistent system of units, I would like to plot
> the axis units in metric and English units. Specifically, I have a
> plot for the critical flutter speed in units of m/s versus the chord
> length in meters, and I want to overlay an x-axis, possibly on the
> top, that will display the equivalent length in inches (i.e,
> xinches=x*10000/254) without messing up the graph. At the very least,
> I would like to display it in centimeters instead of meters for better
> clarity. I do NOT want to recalculate the function using inches - just
> display the conversion. It would be nice if I could display it in both
> inches and centimeters at the same time.
>
> This is an absolute breeze to do in another system, but I haven't been
> able to find anything specifically dealing with scaling of axes for
> Mathematica. Anyone have any ideas?
>
> Thanks very kindly!

What would be nice in a case like this, would be to have say metric
unit ticks on eg. the outside of the axis and imperial units on the
inside. (or any other units combination)

...or maybe everyone could just use SI units!

Mike


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