Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Note on Dimensional Analysis

Paying attention to your units is important. And I almost screwed it up while preparing my lecture for this years Science of Anime panel.

I was working with some densities and apparently suddenly switched from kg/km3 to kg/m3 without converting. Not sure how I did that, but it's the little things like that that put you off by a factor of a billion.


TheBrummell said...

Was this post prompted by a recent XKCD?

Jon Voisey said...

Only if I can see the future since this was posted before the XKCD strip.