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[Fhsst-physics] Re: Questions for Spencer

From: Spencer Wheaton
Subject: [Fhsst-physics] Re: Questions for Spencer
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 07:56:39 +0200 (SAST)

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, Mark Horner wrote:

> Hi Spence
> We've been having a chat here in the STAR control room about our FHSST 
> convention for units
> and vector labels. Markus is doing an edit of Vectors and some things 
> have come up that I'd like
> your input on as you got the feedback from the PGCE students which led 
> to some of the changes.
> 1) In journals units are not italicised but we changed to not \rm'ing 
> all the units. This was a PGCE thing
> if I remember correctly - was there a good argument for this?

Actually the PGCE guys had no comment here. It was a personal preference I 
had at the time but I have since changed my opinion...

> 2) Then in the units the "." as in "m.s^2" - they insisted on this 
> notation - is that right? Or can we
> leave out the .'s?

Again no PGCE comment here but I think the use of the "." is pretty common 
at schools.

> Cheers,
> Mark

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