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Something wrong with the way units are handled in V10

(This applies only to version 10) I obtain these two properties of silicon: a = ElementData[14, "CrustAbundance"] b = ElementData[14, "MeteoriteAbundance"] both ...
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Calculations with physical units [closed]

I really don’t get the Units in Mathematica 9. to work. I have tried this in the past for several times and at the end always run into some troubles. For example ...
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Using Manipulate[ ] with physical units

I'm a new user, and am trying to build a simple Boyle's law system in Mathematica. I want to include the units of the values, as I may need to perform some conversions later. If my quantities are a ...
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Convert units to String

Is there a way to convert compound units to string? For example, I have "Newtons"/"Meters"^2, how to I convert it to "N/m^2"? I know If I do the following ...
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Is there a way to display units in short label?

For example, forQuantityUnit[Quantity[1, "Meters"]], is there a way to display the results as"m" instead of "Meters"?
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How to specify units for ImageSize Option? [duplicate]

I'm trying out making a CDF and I want it to print within the margins of Letter paper. There is an ImageSize option that I would like to set; some plots will be in ...
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Converting in various currencies

I was just playing around with Mathematica converting some currencies: ...
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Where to see all Mathematica units [duplicate]

Is there a tutorial page that have all Mathematica units? I sometimes have hard time figuring out the correct unit spelling when using quantities
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Numerical value of physical constants Mathematica 10

Is there a way to use the physical constants in calculations and have Mathematica 10 figure out the final unit and numerical magnitude? When I try ...
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Solving equations with QuantityVariable

I'm trying to understand how to easily solve equations that use QuantityVariable. Why does this fail? ...
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How to dequantify units in mathematica?

Is there a function which applied to a quantity returns its numerical value so I for instance can fill it into my Predictorfunction?
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Wavelength, wavenumber, energy and frequency in a ruler

I would like to generate set of four axis relating wavelength, wavenumber, energy and frequency in an arbitrary range. Like in this image but without the labels such as "RADAR". The selection of ...
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Quantities formatting problem

So I've developed this simple code ...
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Meaning of backtick in conjunction with units [duplicate]

In this fragment from an equation solution the backtick is used twice: ...
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Fitting data involving units

I want to fit some data to a model. However, if the data involves units in the independent variable, fitting seems not to work. As an example, consider the code ...
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Cancelling units in two-argument ArcTan

Consider ArcTan[3, -3] (* out: *) -Pi/4 ArcTan[3 a Sin[t/2], -3 a Sin[t/2]] (* out: *) ArcTan[3 a Sin[t/2], -3 a Sin[t/2]] However, we can fix the ...
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FindRoot with units error: Message text not found

This is sort of embarrassing. I'm working on a document to extol the virtues of Mathematica, and I can't get it to solve a relatively simple system of equations involving units. In this code, when I ...
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AstronomicalData not including units?

I like using mathematica to do my physics homework, and AstronomicalData is useful for that, but it doesn't seem to work properly with units. [the question is, at ...
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UnitSimplify returns unexpected non-SI unit combination

I am trying to get units working in mathematica in the following expression for diffusion: $D = {K_B T}/{3 \pi \eta L}$ My code is as follows: ...
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Why won't Mathematica work with quantities or Quantity[]? [closed]

As you can see in the screenshot below, Mathematica is simply not evaluating any quantities. It is simply listing them as I wrote them. Could anybody give me a pointer as to why this may be?
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Suppress connection to Wolfram|Alpha when making unit conversions

I want to speed up calculations with unit conversions. I suspect primarily that some units evaluate from Wolfram|Alpha. Any way to prevent this automatically, so that Mathematica throws ...
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Make Quantity behave reasonable with Degrees Celsius

When using a Quantity with the unit of "DegreesCelsius" multiplication doesn't work as expected. If you have 10 degrees and ...
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Choosing the units for plotting

I´m new to using units in Mathematica. I have read other similar posts about this issue but I haven´t found an answer so far. My problem is simple: I want to plot a certain function with a certain ...
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Multiplying SI Prefixes [closed]

I'm doing a few calculations and would like to keep my units straight. I figured that using the built-in Units functionality could help with this. However, using SI prefixes doesn't seem to give the ...
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Unit of the frequency axis in BodePlot

I have a simple question: What is the unit of the frequency axis in the BodePlot? I searched the documentation, but only found this: The scaling functions can be specified as ...
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Grouping units more sanely

Would it be possible to get Mathematica to group units more sanely. For example the calculation: ...
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Using units and piecewise functions in Integrate

For simple cases, Quantities appear to be handled well by Integrate: ...
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Units: Custom-defined units possible?

Converting between revolutions per minute (RPM) and revolutions per second (RPS) is not straightforward for me in Mathematica. I know that $1\; \text{RPM} = \frac{2\; \times\; \Pi\; ...
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How to get the quantity of Physical constants?

I need to get the quantity of gravitational constant: QuantityMagnitude[GravitationalConstant] why this is not work? Already load the ...
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Caching data in Mathematica package

Consider the following: m=Quantity[1,"meter"] If I run the package, it will return 1m But when I load the package, the ...
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Why cant Mathematica 9 interpret this unit?

I'm using Mathematica 9.0.1. Sorry for using an image, but pasting code messed up the output formatting. I'd like to represent 25 Btu/(hr ft F). All units are spelled correctly as identified in ...
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Is it possible to use Gaussian cgs units in $Mathematica$ computations?

I was trying to do computations in Gaussian cgs units, and of course I failed due to dimensional issues. For instance, $q_1 q_2/r$ cannot be converted to $\mathrm{erg}$ since Gaussian system uses ...
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Problem in units convertion when multipliying Boltzmann constant and a temperature

When define the temperature of a variable in Celsius, Mathematica 9.0 does not calculate the right answer when multiplying by boltzmann constant. Example: ...
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Can't force UnitConvert to be evaluated in Plot

I'm trying to use new units support in Mathematica 9. When I Plot Quantity functions everything is OK. ...
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Moles/Liters doesn't get simplified to Molar even though Molar*Liters gets simplified to Moles

Why can't Mathematica 9 simplify mol/L to M, when it can simplify M*L to mol? ...
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Why doesn't Mathematica divide out the Kelvins?

I thought I understood Mathematica V9 units. However, I can't get these numbers to plot, or even to come out to a nice clean unit of mass (say grams). The Kelvin's ...
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Extract function parameters from “unevaluated” FormBox

I want to get the abbreviation for a Unit from its full name eg. "Newtons" => "N". Using ...
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Insert a Quantity Unit literal in TraditionalForm

Is there a keyboard shortcut for creating something like the result of this: Quantity["Kilograms" * ("Meters")^2 / ("Seconds")^2] After copying the result to a ...
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Units, plotting and empty plots

maybe I'm completely newbie but I can't understand the behavior of units and the command plot. I'm doing some easy plotting of the state equation for gasses: ...
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Will aliasing the Quantity and UnitConvert functions to “in” and “to” create problems?

It seems that there is a lot of interest in enhancing the use of units in Mathematica; various solutions in the name of brevity, correctness, and general utility have been demonstrated. I've begun ...
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How can I say that all quantities need to be positive (and real)? [duplicate]

Can you say at the beginning of a script in Mathematica that you want all the quantities to be positive (and real)? So that in all calculations, only the real values of these quantities will be ...
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Quantity and Trig functions

I have a bunch of data to which I've assigned units using Quantity, including some angular measurements in degrees. I'd like to be able to use these measurements ...
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List of supported units in Mathematica 9 [duplicate]

Is there a list of supported units in Mathematica 9 documentation? I personal haven't found any; even the physical constants (newly supported as units in 9) can only be found in compatibility ...
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How do I seamlessly migrate from the older Units package to Mathematica 9's Quantity objects?

I have several notebooks that make use of the Units package and would like to be able to work simultaneously with the older units and ...
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Plotting with Units

I'm trying to get Mathematica to plot with units, but I'm having some trouble. Below is a minimal example of trying to plot y = x, where ...
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Kelvin per Kelvin Difference

I'm trying to use Mathematica units more often, but I've run into the following problem: ...
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How to deal with units in logarithms?

I'm trying to take a formula, take it's integral which yields a formula with logarithms, and then directly plug in values with units and get an answer. However if the units go into any of the ...
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Built-in unit strings recognized by Quantity?

It’s great that Quantity can utilize Wolfram Alpha to interpret unit strings that it doesn’t recognize, but I need my code to work on machines that do not have Internet access. Is there a complete ...
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NumberForm and units

NumberForm can be used to print Quantities to a specified precision. For example, x=Quantity[5.123456789,"Meters"]; 5.12346 m Print[NumberForm[x,{4,2}]] 5.12 m ...