[Haskell-cafe] ANNOUNCE: Dimensional 0.6 -- Statically checked physical dimensions

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Thu Aug 2 17:44:43 EDT 2007

On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 10:27:47PM +0200, Björn Buckwalter wrote:
>  I am also assuming that the CGS system would not be employed when
>  working with temperature, amount or luminosity. This is evident in
>  the below type signatures where I have assumed zero extent in the
>  temperature, amount and luminosity dimensions. If this is incorrect
>  I would appreciate pointers to the CGS representation of these
>  dimensions.
>  Please correct and inform me if my assumptions are wrong!

The temperature units are the same in CGS as in MKS (Kelvin).

>  This is a very rudimentary implementation. To make it more practical
>  a significant number of quantities and units, in particularly those
>  commonly used with the CGS, would need to be added. In the mean
>  time all units defined for the SI can be used with the CGS by
>  applying 'fromSI' to quantities defined from the SI units.
>  If anyone is willing to add quantities/units (or other enhancements)
>  I will happily to accept patches. Personally I do not expect to use
>  this module and therefore do not intend to invest much more time
>  in it. If the module has other users I might reconsider.
>  And of course, another direction of future work is to define
>  additional systems (e.g. natural, relativistic) using this module
>  as a template. I imagine this should be fairly straight forward.

When atomic units are implemented, this could be useful for me... but alas
I very seldom use Haskell for physics, and the effort to learn these
modules seems unlikely to pay off soon.  :(
David Roundy
Department of Physics
Oregon State University

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