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Units of Inverse length

Description

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Inverse length has the dimension inverse length. The SI composite unit of inverse length is the inverse meter.

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Maple knows the units of inverse length listed in the following table.

Name

Symbols

Context

Alternate Spellings

Prefixes

 

 

 

 

 

diopter

 

standard *

diopters, dioptre, dioptres

SI

kayser

 

standard *

kaysers

SI

  

An asterisk ( * ) indicates the default context, an at sign (@) indicates an abbreviation, and under the prefixes column, SI indicates that the unit takes all SI prefixes, IEC indicates that the unit takes IEC prefixes, and SI+ and SI- indicate that the unit takes only positive and negative SI prefixes, respectively.  Refer to a unit in the Units package by indexing the name or symbol with the context, for example, diopter[standard]; or, if the context is indicated as the default, by using only the unit name or symbol, for example, diopter.

  

 

  

The units of inverse length are defined as follows.

  

A diopter is defined as an inverse meter.

  

A kayser is defined as an inverse centimeter.

Examples

convert'diopter','dimensions','base'=true

1length

(1)

convert1,'units',1'm','diopter'

1

(2)

convert1.0,'units',1'feet','kayser'

0.03280839895

(3)

See Also

convert/dimensions, convert/units, Units, Units/Index, Units/length


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