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Re: [Phys-l] Fun/cool unit conversion example?

Density of water in Tonnes/inch acre is a tricky one for students, but quite telling when you consider domed stadia.

Be sure to check out more units than you can shake a stick at at


On Jan 18, 2010, at 4:16 PM, Jeff Loats wrote:

Hi all,

On the first day of class I do a brief example to illustrate unit conversion
(snore) and I usually spice it up by making it very silly (such as density
measured in gigaslugs per parsec cubed).

I thought I would ask here to see if anyone had a neat unit conversion
example that left you with a sense of "huh, I didn't know that" or "that was
cool!" or something similar.


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