patrick@durusau.net (3) [Avatar] Offline
#1
As an example of a "units" issue, have you considered the Mars Climate Orbiter event? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Climate_Orbiter

"ground based computer software which produced output in non-SI units of pound-seconds (lbf×s) instead of the metric units of newton-seconds (N×s) specified in the contract between NASA and Lockheed."

I am sure there are others but that one came to mind.

Patrick
nina.zumel (17) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Re: 3.1.1/Units
Oh yeah! I'd forgotten about that. It's a great real-life example, I will keep it mind.

Thanks!