Contents of the UC.DOC file
UC - Units Conversion Utility
-- ----- ---------- -------
(C) Copyright A. Ernest Beamer, 1991, 1992. All Rights Reserved.
The UNITS CONVERSION UTILITY (or UC) is a quickie program I wrote as a favor to
my dad, who needed a utility like this for use in his architectural business.
He only needed conversion for lengths, but I went ahead and added conversion
for volume, mass, work, etc.
The program is simple to use. Enter the value you wish to convert, select the
'from' and 'to' units from the two list boxes, and then press the CONVERT
pushbutton (or just hit ENTER). The CLEAR pushbutton erases the value input
Input values may be specified as integers (e.g. 1), floating point values (e.g.
2.34), or floating point values with an exponent (e.g. 1.2E3, or 1.2 x 10**3,
as well as 1.234E-2, 1.234e23, 1.234D7, 1.2345d-12, etc.)
The conversion values stored in the program are accurate to 6 significant
digits. The result will be displayed with no more than 5 significant digits.
The MASS/WEIGHT units category allows you to convert back and forth between
mass and weight, but keep in mind that mass and weight are *not* the same.
When the program says that 1 kilogram 'equals' 2.205 pounds Avoirdupois, what
is meant is that 1 kilogram of mass weighs 2.205 pounds under the influence of
1 standard gravity (9.80665 m/s**2).
I hope you find UC to be useful. If you have any comments or suggestions for
the program, please post them to the IBMOS2 forum on CompuServe. I monitor that
forum once a week or so.
This program is offered for your enjoyment and use at no charge and without
warranty of any kind. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of JTK as you
receive it, in any medium, provided that you keep intact the notices on all
files that refer to copyrights, to this license agreement, and to the absence
of any warranty; and give any other recipients of the JTK program a copy of
this license agreement along with the program.
A. Ernest Beamer
Version 1.01 January 15, 1992
Default program icon now set automatically.
Version 1.00 July 1, 1991
First version, released to CompuServe's IBMOS2 forum.