The units command
converts quantities expressed in various standard scales to
their equivalents in other scales. It works interactively in this fashion:
A quantity is specified as a multiplicative combination of
units optionally preceded by a numeric multiplier.
Powers are indicated by suffixed positive integers,
division is shown by the usual sign:
units only does multiplicative scale changes;
thus it can convert Kelvin to Rankine, but not Centigrade
to Fahrenheit. Most familiar units, abbreviations, and
metric prefixes are recognized, as well as the following:
15 lbs force/in2
Pound is not recognized as a unit of mass; lb is.
Compound names are run together, (for example, lightyear).
British units that differ from
their US counterparts are prefixed with ``br''.
For a complete list of units, enter:
ratio of circumference to diameter
speed of light
charge on an electron
acceleration of gravity
same as g
pressure head per unit height of water
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