units (was: Re: english schminglish)

From: ronkean@juno.com
Date: Sat Mar 04 2000 - 19:23:48 MST

On Sat, 04 Mar 2000 16:14:04 -0800 Spike Jones <spike66@ibm.net> writes:

> Now that Im thinking, I recall having tried to invent a system
> years ago that used the speed of light defined as 1, then
> derive the other units to go with that, but it didnt work out
> too well. Ideas? spike

At the following URL, 'geometric units' are discussed.

> http://www.fourmilab.ch/gravitation/orbits

Here is an excerpt:

A particularly convenient and elegant choice is the system of geometric
units, obtained by setting Newton's gravitational constant G, the speed
of light c, and Boltzmann's constant k all equal to 1. We can then
express any of the following units as a length in centimetres by
multiplying by the following conversion factors.

Quantity Unit cm Equivalent
Time second 2.99793010E10 cm/sec
Mass gram 0.742510E-28 cm/g
Energy erg 0.82610E-49 cm/erg
Electric charge e 1.38110E-28 cm/e
Temperature Kelvin 1.14010E-65 cm/K


Ron Kean



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