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  • Posted in: Open Forum

    @Stan Jakuba Thanks Stan, I have read your article published in Master Resources. Thanks for giving your views here in open forum and for telling us about your article. Regards, ​ ------------------------------ Tarun Mehra Researcher ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    ​Previous post said: And, amazingly enough, mile derives from the Latin mille for 1000, in this case 1000 paces, perhaps of a standardized Roman soldier. So this is also a "decimal" system...of a sort, invented long before the French revolution. Not really, or at least this bears clarification.  First, ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    You mention changing signs from English to SI. Back in the nineties I was driving here in North Alabama and saw workers removing the metric signs. I called the state highway office and somehow got the director on the line. He said that he did not agree but he was told to do it. We were converted. Someone ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    The USA began converting to metric, in the 1860s, when Andrew Johnson was president.?? We made the mistake of going soft metric first.?? That began the bog down.?? We redefined all US traditional units to metric.?? We did it in a way that was convenient for land measure.?? Then the industrial revolution ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    Adam, I agree with you that it is a pain to work in two different systems and errors do occur because of "translation" or "conversion".?? We have that issue even in the olde traditional system, e.g. statute miles and nautical miles, and the associated speeds.?? ...

  • Posted in: Open Forum

    The main problem with metric units are that they are not a convenient size to use.  We are constantly having to use a hundredth or a thousandth or a thousand of what ever it is: i.e. millimeter, kilometer, centipoise, etc.  I , for years have taught hydraulics systems analysis for the engineers at an ...

  • Posted in: Mentor Community

    Welcome, SAE Mentors and Mentees! You may have noticed that we have changed the name from "Mentor Program" to "Mentor Community." It might seem like a subtle and small change, but really, it's a philosophy change.  We will be posting various mentor/mentee resources to help get you started and guide ...

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