Re: SUO: Units of measure - representation of multipliers
But also not a case where such a lattice is required. A much simpler
solution is simply to create a new class of Number which has a precision
associated with it and an associated function to extract the Number minus
its precision. I'll have a more detailed message about that shortly.
At 10:00 AM 8/17/2001 -0400, John F. Sowa wrote:
>Adam and Tim,
>This is exactly the kind of issue that the lattice of theories
>is designed to handle:
> > I am keen to know that our vision includes both the
> > house-wife's view of a kilogramme of apples and the rocket engineer's
> > view of a kilogramme of fuel. However, both must be derivable from
> > the same underlying framework that corresponds to the ISO standard for
> > SI units of measure and the use (or otherwise) of the standard within
> > the industrial contexts that lead to both the experiences above.
>Another example is the physician's view of a medical problem and
>the patient's view. Both must be mapped to one another at some
>point, but they have different categories that don't mesh exactly.
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