From: Matthias Schabel (boost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-04-04 11:08:21
>> See noise-density for an example of a unit in use that has a
>> fractional exponent : http://swiss.csail.mit.edu/~jaffer/MIXF
> Thank you for the pointer, I will have to think about that...
Another unit that is expressed in fractional powers is the esu
(electrostatic unit); it is in fact defined as
esu := cm^(3/2) g^(1/2) s^(-1)
See here for a nice explanation : http://www.tf.uni-kiel.de/matwis/
Now, as has been noted before, it's almost always possible to rewrite
your equations to eliminate fractional powers, but from the end-user
standpoint, reformulating an equation is more difficult and
potentially error-prone than simply implementing an existing one...
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