PetroSharp BigDecimal Unit Converter is a powerful unit conversion utility designed by staff of PetroSharp. It includes two dynamic link libraries (DLL); which are properties of PetroSharp. The BigDecimal Library™; which supports unlimited number of digits (with correct rounding) and the BigDecimal Unit Converter™.
The need for higher-precision computations and the inconsistencies, found in converters available over the net, were the motives to the development of this converter. Very few converters support accuracies up to 8 digits. Still they are inconsistent, where answers deviate after the sixth digit.
PetroSharp BigDecimal Unit Converter is the only converter that is accurate to unlimited number of digits. For performance issues, however, the first ten thousand digits (with correct rounding) are displayed.
It covers 35 categories such as acceleration, angle, angular velocity, area, dynamic viscosity, kinematic viscosity, and volume to count a few. Under each category, the number of units ranges from 4 to over 80 units. An image along with a brief description for each unit is displayed upon selecting the unit.
What is Conversion of Units ?
Conversion of units is the conversion between different units of measurement for the same quantity, typically through multiplicative conversion factors.
Units of Measurements Details:
A unit of measurement is a definite magnitude of a physical quantity, defined and adopted by convention or by law, that is used as a standard for measurement of the same physical quantity. Any other value of the physical quantity can be expressed as a simple multiple of the unit of measurement.
For example, length is a physical quantity. The meter is a unit of length that represents a definite predetermined length. When we say 10 meters (or 10 m), we actually mean 10 times the definite predetermined length called "meter".
The definition, agreement, and practical use of units of measurement have played a crucial role in human endeavor from early ages up to this day. Different systems of units used to be very common. Now there is a global standard, the International System of Units (SI), the modern form of the metric system.
In trade, weights and measures is often a subject of governmental regulation, to ensure fairness and transparency. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) are tasked with ensuring worldwide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units (SI). Metrology is the science for developing nationally and internationally accepted units of weights and measures.
In physics and metrology, units are standards for measurement of physical quantities that need clear definitions to be useful. Reproducibility of experimental results is central to the scientific method. A standard system of units facilitates this. Scientific systems of units are a refinement of the concept of weights and measures developed long ago for commercial purposes.
Science, medicine, and engineering often use larger and smaller units of measurement than those used in everyday life and indicate them more precisely. The judicious selection of the units of measurement can aid researchers in problem solving (see, for example, dimensional analysis).
In the social sciences, there are no standard units of measurement and the theory and practice of measurement is studied in psychometrics and the theory of conjoint measurement.