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Disk No: 2827 Disk Title: *Metrocate PC-SIG Version: S1.0 Program Title: Metrocate Author Version: 1.3 Author Registration: $33.00 Special Requirements: No special requirements. METROCATE performs all common (and many not so common) measurement unit conversions using a file of about 560 (and growing) measurement units. Provision is made for the user to add or change any of the provided conversions to meet any special purpose. There are over twenty unit types presently available: ~ Length ~ Pressure, stress ~ eg Radian /cm ~ Mass ~ Energy, work, quantity of heat ~ Angular velocity ~ Time ~ J/unit area, surface tension ~ Angular acceleration ~ Plane angle ~ Density, mass density ~ Power, radiant flux ~ Temperature ~ Moment of force, torque ~ Newton ~ Area ~ Speed, velocity ~ Luminance ~ Volume ~ Acceleration ~ Illuminance ~ Solid angle ~ Volume rate And to add a little unique variety, currency was added to the list! In summary, here's a pretty handy reference tool for just about everyone, and especially students, teachers, researchers, scientists, and engineers. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< PC-SIG Disk #2827 METROCATE >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ ║ ║ To view the program documentation, type: L6 METROCAT.DOC (press Enter)║ ║ ║ ║ To print the documentation, type: COPY METROCAT.DOC PRN (Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To begin METROCATE, type: METROCAT (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ NOTE: Program ordering information can be found within METROCATE. ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ Copyright 1991, PC-SIG, Inc. ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
METROCATE: Units Conversion Version 1.3 METROCATE is simple to use - a little experimentation should solve problems. NUMBER FORMATTING Floating point numbers can be input in decimal or exponential notation. eg Decimal Exponential (e followed by power of 10) 123000 1.23e5 0.000078 7.8e-5 523.98 5.2398e2 Generally the British standard is used for display but exponential notation is used for small or large numbers. These can be inspected using 'List to Screen'. SIGNIFICANT FIGURES IN OUTPUT The significant figures available in conversion factors is used to control the number of significant figures in the output. The number of significant figures output is 1 less than the least precise conversion factor. UNIT DISPLAY PAGING Fast or slow paging through conversion lists is available. Slow paging uses the up and down arrow keys. Fast paging uses the PgUp, PgDn, Prev or Next keys. ALTERING CONVERSION FACTOR Conversion factors are presented in alphabetical order of name. Therefore a name change may result in a changed position in the list. DESCRIPTION OF UNIT To avoid inappropriate conversions (eg length to seconds), all conversion factors are classified and assigned a 'Type' according to classification. Only legitimate conversions are presented at the 'Convert Units' Option. Standard SI symbols are combined to form a 'Type' in the form normally used for SI units but modified to overcome problems with display on a VDU. Multiplication of symbols is indicated by display with a gap (eg N m). Division of symbols is expressed by a solidus - '/' (eg m/s). Powers are indicated by a number in brackets to the right of the symbol it refers to. (eg m(3)/s refers to cubic metres per second and kg/m(3) refers to kilogram per cubic metre). CURRENCY CONVERSIONS Currency conversions are included to broaden the use of METROCATE. Conversion factors should be brought up to date using the Alter option before use. All conversion factors provided are related to the United States dollar (factor = 1) but any base can be used provided all conversion factors used relate to that same base. RESTRICTIONS Copyright 1990 John Mayes, Box 14-419, Wellington, New Zealand. Permission is given to copy and distribute METROCATE in its original and unaltered form only. If your copy is not registered with me, and you like METROCATE, please order the latest version. An order form facility is built into the programme. LIMITATIONS Please Note: Care has been taken to ensure that conversions are as accurate as possible but some errors and differences of opinion are inevitable. There are differences of opinion among professionals and historians about the exact values and meanings of some units. The author accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or the results of application of conversions obtained using METROCATE. Any feedback on conversion factors is very welcome and substantial apdopted suggestions will be recognised by supplying the next update free of charge. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT I plan to develop METROCATE into a major measurements unit reference. New units and facilities will be added regularly. Registered users will be offered updates at reduced prices and will receive the 'C' source code. To become a registered user please use the order form built into the programme. John Mayes Box 14-419 Wellington, NEW ZEALAND. 5/11/90
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