Poul.Riis at skolekom.dk
Tue Dec 9 14:48:42 CET 2008
>in what unit do you measure the temperature? I suppose not in Kelvin :-)
Yesterday it was 5 degrees centigrade in Denmark, today it's only 3
degrees centigrade. In other words, today is 2K colder than yesterday....
>This is just a joke, that also the Europeans do not always take care of
>the SI units...
I was partly joking, partly serious. Most scientific articles use
standard, world wide accepted units, but unfortunately a few do not, see
for instance American Journal of Physics, Volume 76, No 8, August 2008,
pp723-729 which has distances in feet and speeds in miles per hour. This
is rather inconvenient when I want to compare with my own similar
calculations on a soccer ball just because I'm used to metres and metres
Would you argue that it is better to have different unit systems in
different parts of the world?
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