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How to enter compound units?

asked 2015-09-09 19:47:53 -0600

Chernoxyl gravatar image

So I've been using Sagemath for a few days and its an amazing piece of software, the units section is very interesting. However how would I use units like km/h or mph?

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answered 2015-09-10 00:26:17 -0600

tmonteil gravatar image

You can do something like:

sage: a = 3 * units.length.kilometer() / units.time.hour() + 12 * units.length.meter()/units.time.second()
sage: a.convert()
77/6*meter/second

But be careful that the current units system is able to add incompatible units and also forget the unit when some terms cancel, see for example this ask question.

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Thank you that was very helpful! Now I use this for physics!

Chernoxyl gravatar imageChernoxyl ( 2015-09-10 12:15:36 -0600 )edit

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