electro-Physics: 17.3409 volts

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Mon Dec 13 14:42:27 2004

On Mon, 13 Dec 2004, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:

> >Some of this discussion reminds me of the "arguments" why the metric
> >system is inferior to the US system of measures.
> Contrary to what Tom Jennings states in a later post, there
> are sound physical reasons for using fractional systems
> when dealing with the physical world. I'm not defending
> the English system that is a hodgepodge of poorly
> related measurement standards. The only reason we have
> a decimal system is because of the number of fingers we
> have. Hardly a sound reason to squeeze physical relations
> into. One wonders why there are 2.5mm screws when the
> decimal system works so well.

I agree with you, 10 is no more, and actually less, magical
than say 16 (hex works well on fingers with thumbs for carry,
ad nauseum).

The *consistency* of the MKS system is why it's superior, is all.
Received on Mon Dec 13 2004 - 14:42:27 GMT

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