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Well, Quantitels are all about coherent physics metrologies, but your proposal for generating rulers doesn't need to be tied to that at all. All that "�lengthel" means is "the coherent fundamental unit of length in coherent physics metrology �". Not every metrology necessarily has to be a "coherent physics metrology", i.e., a system of units that assumes every type of quantity gets one and only one fundamental unit that's coherent (in a 1:1 relationship) with the coherent unit of every other quantity. For instance, I don't think that Do-Metric was necessarily designed to be a coherent physics metrology.icarus wrote: Kode et al.;
I am hoping to automatically generate a ruler in base b. Now the odd thing about a ruler in any base is that we have to do some ground work assumption about the basis of the b-lengthel. I am okay with dividing the day fully "base"-imally, getting a second-like unit, and then basing the lengthel on the acceleration of earth-gravity. I'd like the lengthel to be close to a foot / 30 cm long. It is not prescriptive, but merely to demonstrate a concept. I don't think the ridiculously large bases would get a lengthel (I hope I am not abusing this word), just the human scale bases.
I like Double sharp's suggestion that bases "in the hundreds" would instead of having auxiliaries, show which bases they could be an auxiliary for, based on the assumptions I'd programmed in the code, i.e., a goal maximum prime, a solid range of small primes brought about by sacrificing large prime factors of bases with gaps among distinct primes.
By the same token, defining a unit of length even for sake of argument would need to describe its fundamentals. The division of time would be presumed to be fully basimal or according to base b auxiliary a. Then we would use acceleration g to arrive at a unit of length ℓ. Maybe we let it lie and not try to cut it to a foot-like length, but if I fail to make it a sensible length, then it could be seen as trying to thumb the scale. Therefore it should be a useful length.
Do you have any suggestions?