Questions about using, converting, or interpreting units of measurement in Mathematica.

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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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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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Unit issues in Mathematica 9

I posted the following on the Google+ group comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica and had no luck with responses. I've done a Google search and, to the best of my ability, ...
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Inputting abbreviated units [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Simpler input for the new unit support Is there a way to input abbreviated units directly from the keyboard? One can get a value with abbreviated units through the ...
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AutomaticUnits in WM10

Despite the unit improvement in WM10, I am still a big fan of the AutomaticUnits package, as I find it faster and more elegant to work with. However, it seems to be ...
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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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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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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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Mathematica 10.1 doesn't recognize “Events” unit

Today's Wolfram blog post inspired me to play with the TemporalData and MovingMap features, and in the process of doing so, I ...
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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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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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MixedRadix rounds incorrectly

You can Round Quantitys. For example, how many inches are in a meter? ...
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Converting in various currencies

I was just playing around with Mathematica converting some currencies: ...
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Physical constants seems broken in 10.3

For example, if I just enter Quantity["GravitationalConstant"], then the result is this ...
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Unit of output changes when constant quantity is moved over integral

Why do these two expressions give the same result in different units? In: Integrate[ gravitationalAcceleration Quantity[1, "g/m^3"] fluidArea h, {h, 0, height}] ...
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Powers of dimensionless quantities: is this a bug?

Today I came across the following behavior: Quantity[x, "Minutes"/"Minutes"]^-1 (* Quantity[1/x, (1/#1 &)[("Minutes")/("Minutes")]] *) It seems that ...
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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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Control units of time series data for plot axis labeling [closed]

Using Mathmatica time series data: ...
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Integrate complains about incompatible quantities in integration limits

When I run the following code, Integrate throws ...
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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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Use of own unit abbreviations

I have been using AutomaticUnits in my calculations. In this package all I had to do was to declare the units I wanted e.g. mm, kN, sec, kPa, litres etc. in terms of existing units, and then use them ...
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How do I extract units from an expression

I need to take the units off of this expression: (5 Coulomb)/(6 Second) In order to do some unit simplification. Is there any way to do this? I have tried Case, but could not get it to work ...
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Why do I get QuantityUnits`Private`ToQuantity when trying to use units?

I'm unable to use units in mathematica (10.3.1) When I do Quantity[500, "Feet"] + Quantity[50, "Meters"] the answer I get is ...
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Physical quantities to decimal power

How can I get Mathematica to properly simplify physical quantities with dimensions to decimal power, such as $1 \frac{1}{\text{s}^{0.7}}\text{dynes}\text{/(}\text{cm}^2\text{Pa})$ that should simplify ...
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How do you get a country's GDP per capita in Euros?

Right now, I'm getting the data in U.S. Dollars and converting it to Euros like this: ...
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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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QuantityVariable usage

When I try to run the following code, Mathematica gives me an error message: "Solve was unable to determine the units of quantities that appear in the input." ...
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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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How would one make units work with a variable of unknown magnitude?

So, right now, I am working on setting various quantities up as functions of R. R will be varying later on, so right now I just have it set to the variable radius. It's breaking my dimensional ...
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TimeSeriesInsert issue with Quantity expressions

This first sample code works as expected: ...
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Quantities formatting problem

So I've developed this simple code ...
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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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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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Inconsistent units? [closed]

I have reviewed this statement until my eyes hurt; can someone tell me why the units output aren't lb/ft^2? ...
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How to correctly use FormulaData

I am exploring some of the functions involving units and formulas, and wondered how to input quantities if the variable has a subscript. This works ...
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Get Isotope Data and Electron Mass in Same Units - kg and Kilograms

I'm trying to find the nuclear mass of $^{238}\text{U}$. To do this, I subtract the electron mass from the atomic mass. I'd like to find the final answer in kilograms. I'd also like to use ...
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Simplify CubeRoot of meter cubes

Why Mathematica doesn't simplify CubeRoot of meter cubes to meters? r = Quantity[10, "Meters"]; v = 4/3 r^3 Pi; CubeRoot[% * 3/4 / Pi] returns ...
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UnitConvert bar <-> Pa

I wanted to use the following unit cMax = Quantity[6.8221*^-9, "L/s/bar"]; But when calculating with it, I recognised there is some strange behaviour. So I tried ...
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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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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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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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Converting Units in formula

I have the following formula ...
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Changed appearance of Quantity expressions in v10.1.0

After installing Mathematica v10.1.0 (in Windows 8.1 x64), I noticed a change in appearance of Quantity expressions. For example under Mathematica v10.1.0: while ...
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NIntegrate with units: unable to determine the units of quanitites that appear in the input

I want to integrate Planck's law of radiation in a certain wavelength intervall with units. I define some constants: ...
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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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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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UnitConvert of a Quantity whose value is a function of a Quantity

I am having trouble with UnitConvert when the QuantityMagnitude contains an embedded ...
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Unit System documentation

Is there any documentation on what consists of the unit system "SIBase","Imperial", "SI" and ...
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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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Differential Equations and Unit Notation

What do I get the Syntax::sntxi: Incomplete expression; more input is needed . error when I try to use the math palette for derivatives? What does the dot in 10. Farad Micro Volt mean? ...