The Colorful Fluid Mixing Gallery
This powerful Java program allows you to convert values between any combination of units. It was published by Madhava Syamlal who graciously allowed me to include it on my webpage. Thanks!
Enter a value (left) and its units (right) in any row, top or bottom. Enter the new units in the other row. The converted value will be displayed when you hit <enter>.
Select unit names from the help area. Standard abbreviations are used for SI (except ohm) and other common units.
A prefix may be attached to any unit following the SI convention (exceptions: D for deka instead of da and u for micron instead of greek letter mu); e.g., 'c' in 'cm' or 'k' in 'kg'. A list of prefixes is given the beginning of the help area.
The units may be combined with '*' (or '.' or ' ') and '/'. Everything to the right of '/' is in the denominator. Use '^' for entering powers. Examples: kW*h, m/s, J/K.m, btu/h.ft^2.oF.
The program verifies the compatibility of the units.
The format of the output values may be changed with the 'digits displayed' text field.
To download the two files that are needed to use this program somewhere else, click on the following two links with your right mousebutton and select "Save ... as" to save them to your harddisk. To run it, copy the two files into any directory and open the "convert.html" file in a web browser. If the promise of Java is true, the program should run on any platform. [convert.html] [convert.jar]
If you like this program or would like to report bugs and missing units, please e-mail Madhava Syamlal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Last Updated October 23, 2000 by André Bakker
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