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

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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? ...
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Convert large KML coordinate datasets to UTM [closed]

I was wondering if there are ways to convert massive amounts of KML coordinates into UTM coordinates using Mathematica. Other programs would also be acceptable. Thanks. I have the KML file from ...
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Using Infinity with AutomaticUnits

I am using the AutomaticUnits package in Mathematica 10, and I am writing some unit checking functions. However, I run into a problem when I have an Infinity, since ...
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Using Quantity[] units causes errors in my calculation

I have an interpolation function in which I wish to use actual units. If I perform the calculation normally, it works fine and returns a proper FittedModel. To illustrate my problem, consider the ...
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Inequality involving Quantity stays unevaluated

Mathematica 10.1.0, Windows 8.1 x64 An expression like this one a < x < b is represented as Less[a, x, b] while ...
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Geodesy without units?

Suppose I'm interested in the latitude of Los Angeles and I do the following: ...
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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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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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Converting the units of an equation or expression (how to become 3 times heavier…)

(THIS QUESTION HAD A MAJOR SIMPLIFICATION EDIT) Lets suppose I want to convert the falling body equation, from one set of units to another. I start with: ...
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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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Electromagnetism units conversion in Mathematica 10 (possible bug)

Is this a bug in Mathematica 10? Why can't I convert Amps/m to Gauss? ...
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Enter meter unit with Histogram [closed]

I'm looking at the documentation for Histogram and I am trying the example: ...
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Working with symbolic values in Quantities [duplicate]

I have the following expression: x Quantity[y, ("Milliwatts"*"Seconds"^2)/"Joules"] If I try to convert this to the SI unit, I would expect to get ...
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Unit conversion is not simplifying units

I'm running into what looks like an error. ...
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A complete list of quantities in Mathematica 9/10? [duplicate]

Often times when I'm traveling I don't have internet access and cannot reliably use Wolfram Alpha for unit look-up. Additionally, Alpha can always choose to change how it interprets the units I enter, ...
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QuantityArray display and UnitConvert

In the reference: But if you try (Mathematica 10.1 Windows 8.1 x84): qa = QuantityArray[{2.3, 1.5, 9.0}, "Meters"]
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Plotting Earth's position with units

I'm trying to plot the Earth position with the Sun in the origin. I have two lists like this: ...
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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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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 ...