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Teaching students how to convert units is straight-forward. Getting them to appreciate the power of including units in their calculations and analyses is far more difficult. Too many students fail to see dimensions as an integral part of an analysis but instead view it as an annoyance -- an added burden to be dealt with in addition to solving the program usually done using a separate unit conversion program. There are hundreds of online calculators and unit converters but this is the only site that integrates both. It automatically handles all unit conversion as part of its calculations. You just enter your input using any units - metric English or mixed and then enter your formula. The site knows about many geoscience specific units such as Darcys. The calculator tells you if your formula and/or input are dimensionally inconsistent greatly reducing mistakes and making it easier for students to begin to understand the advantages of including units in their calculations.

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  • Mathematics > General

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    Hydrology,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Environmental Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110312193903781T,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Social Sciences,Engineering,Mathematics,Physics,Geoscience,NSDL

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