[ODE] units - Sugested Units List

Alex Green alexg at acfr.usyd.edu.au
Tue Sep 6 16:42:20 MST 2005

The units may not have names but they are related to one another in an SI 
style fashion?

For example if I was to model my 1983 Holden VH Commodore (A typical 
student car in Australia) in ODE:

ODE Mass	1   (tonne)
ODE length	4.5 (meters)
ODE Motor Power	300 (newton/m)

That would not behave like my car!

Someone who is familiar with ODE should put together a 'Suggested Units' 
list as this question comes up often..
It would be the best way to make the unit relationships clear.

Thanks -alex

Megan Fox wrote:
> It uses whatever units you put into the system - for instance, if you
> decide your weight values are kilograms and your units are meters and
> your time input is seconds, the force values would be in newtons.
> There are no set units, there are only the assumptions the user makes.
>  The system is doing "just math," and just assumes the units on all
> the values you hand it are consistent.
> On 9/3/05, kave Aryan <kave_ar23 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>I am new to ODE, could someone tell me which unit
>>system ODE uses? SI or something else?
>>In particular what is force unit in ODE? Newton or
>>Pound or ...?
>>Kave Aryan
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