It's great! I especially like the slider part for quick calculations.
I have done my best to research the conversions, but there is always the risk of a mistake.
So if anyone would like to take the time to confirm any of the calculations, that would be good.
"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman
Nice idea for the slider on the new one.
Sometimes when I was using the Mass conversions the numbers in purple, next to the slider are missing their units.
In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
I think the newer version is elaborate and neatly presented.
Every possible detail has been incorporated.
I didn't find any error on the page.
The first version is good too; I think the information detailed in the higher version is much better.
Character is who you are when no one is looking.
I'm amazed! I'm staggered! It's not just good; it's brilliant!
I'm checking the factors now. (Well not quite now as I'm still typing this; but soon!)
I've played with the conversions for half an hour. The only thing I threw up was when I tried to mess around with LY, parsecs and AU along with fathoms and feet. At this point I had 1 fathom = 6.00000002 feet. So just a rounding error caused I suppose by the big numbers I had previously been using. When I cleared and restarted the fathoms came out as expected, so I don't think this is a problem. Anyone who uses a conversion factor and expects it'll be accurate at the 9th sig fig deserves what they get.
There are so many options, so I haven't done more than scratch the surface but here's what I checked:
electricity (Provoked an interesting discussion with Mrs B about whether a coulomb should be on the same screen as a faraday. So how much is one faraday she asked. When I said 96521.9 coulombs she remembered. Eh? She didn't remember they measured the same thing but remembers the conversion value to 6sf. Interesting!)
but have a look at
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top … 98/faraday
time ( oh wow ... sidereal day!!)
All seem ok to me.
And then I went to check degrees to radians .
Oh I'm so sorry.
Last edited by bob bundy (2011-12-01 02:19:16)