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[Help-gsl] Physical constants


From: Sebastien Maret
Subject: [Help-gsl] Physical constants
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 13:25:14 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (darwin)

I am a bit confused by the different headers in the GSL that define
the physical constants. The reference manual only mention
gsl_const_mksa.h and gsl_const_cgsm.h. The former defines the constant
in MKS units and the second one in CGS. But the source distribution
also have gsl_const_mks.h and gsl_const_cgs.h. What are those?

Is there any reason why the SI system is called MKSA in the reference
manual and not simply MKS? Does the A stands for ampere? What about
the M in CGSM?

S├ębastien





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