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Re: Using standardized SI prefixes

On Wed, 13 Jun 2007, Wesley J. Landaker wrote:

On Wednesday 13 June 2007 14:03:51 Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 05:33:12PM -0600, Wesley J. Landaker wrote:
Even in the US all legitimate science and engineering is done in SI

Suurre... That's why in 1999 the NASA Mars orbiter didn't crash
because one (NASA) team worked in metric units and the other (private
contractor) in imperial units.

I am happy to very brutally assert that the team who didn't use SI was not
doing legitimate science or engineering. But whether it's from unskilled
employees or bad management, it's quite unfortunate. =(

Over here we have two sieres of intro physics courses. One is for science students, and the other is for engineers. Guess what the biggest difference is.

Yes, I know it's sad, but apparently engineers need to learn their physics in imperial units... :(


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