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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
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*> years ago that used the speed of light defined as 1, then
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*> derive the other units to go with that, but it didnt work out
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*> too well. Ideas? spike
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At the following URL, 'geometric units' are discussed.

*> http://www.fourmilab.ch/gravitation/orbits
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Here is an excerpt:

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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 2.997930×10E10 cm/sec

Mass gram 0.7425×10E-28 cm/g

Energy erg 0.826×10E-49 cm/erg

Electric charge e 1.381×10E-28 cm/e

Temperature ° Kelvin 1.140×10E-65 cm/°K

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Ron Kean

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