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Thread: Speed-of-light experiments give baffling result at Cern
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On Oct 22, 2011, at 3:24 PM, Gerhard Fiedler wrote:

> the biggest problem with the use of traditional (not only English or
> US) units is the tendency of people who use them to work with "magic
> formulas" and not use proper units with their calculations

You mean like "to get the length of your dipole antenna, divide 468 by  the frequency"?
(which gives you the length in feet, of course.)  One of the reasons I  never became a ham, sort-of.)

I like computing with units, except for (theoretically) needing to  know the units of assorted universal constants, which sometimes get  really ugly...

Not terribly happy that even metric has its variations (cgs vs mks vs  si, for instance.)  But at least if you get those wrong, you're likely  to be off by enough that you'd notice...

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