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Re: Better Units Package?

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  • Subject: [mg7061] Re: Better Units Package?
  • From: dreece at (Daryl Reece)
  • Date: Sat, 3 May 1997 22:04:52 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: MindSpring Enterprises, Inc.
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I added the following lines to the Miscellaneous`Units` package to
convert to basic SI units.

BasicSI::usage = "BasicSI[expr] converts an expression to it's basic
SI units."

BasicSI[expr_] := expr //. $SIPrefixes //. $ToSI //. $ToFundamental

the following call resolves your problem then:

"Rick A. Sprague" <sprague at> wrote:


>Just fooling around trying to find the average speed of a gas molecule
>using the kinetic theory of gases equation.  I cannot seem to get the
>following to convert:

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