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Mathcad Unit Syntax Problem

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Mathcad Unit Syntax Problem

Good Evening All,

I'm brand new to Mathcad and am having difficulty getting my head around the units synatx.

Please see attatched calculation which is fairly simple.

In this instance my calculation includes emhirical formulae - so to keep things simple I have decided not to specify any units.

However the solve block will not return any results because the 'units are not compatible'. But no units have been used!

Any ideas??? Ive spent an hour trying to figure it out now I finally give in!

Many thanks in advance.

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It appears that "h" has units of kg*m^2/s. Redefining will eliminate the units (call it h1 for example), but then you need a guess value. Then the solver cannot find a solution, but at least the units error is gone.

You are asking to solve for TA yet TA is defined as 12 above the solve block. Also, RC =delta x / kA, is that correct? I would have guessed kC.

Hopefully further (better) help will follow.

Norm

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It appears that "h" has units of kg*m^2/s. Redefining will eliminate the units (call it h1 for example), but then you need a guess value. Then the solver cannot find a solution, but at least the units error is gone.

You are asking to solve for TA yet TA is defined as 12 above the solve block. Also, RC =delta x / kA, is that correct? I would have guessed kC.

Hopefully further (better) help will follow.

Norm

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Hi Norm,

This is what I get for working late at night!

I forgot the guess value for h. I never meant to ask for TA. And your right - RC = delta x / kC.

Problem solved. Many thanks.

It appears that "h" has units of kg*m^2/s.

It's Planck's constant, which is built-in in Mathcad Prime.

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