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2004-Sep-02, 02:33 PM

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Systems: $37C-$26-$36

DAY: 21152.79725694444 (TSA)

09/02/2004 14:33:03 (Gregorian/UTC)

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Hi, all! :D

Advance apologies should this post appear 'off topic' --- My rationale in seeking input here owes to my suspicion that, in consideration of its rather large magnitude, practical application of the unit in question would seem restricted to astronomy...

With reference to the 'conversion factors' table located in the publication:

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AUDELS HANDY BOOK of PRACTICAL ELECTRICITY

Author: Frank D. Graham

Publisher info: Theo. Audel & Co. Publishers 49 W. 23rd ST., New York U.S.A. Copyrighted, 1924, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942

NOTE: the above info is copied exactly as it appears from the book - No ISBN # is shown (perhaps the ISBN numbering convention post-dates this publication?

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Anyway, to the point :-)

The 'Esoteric Unit' is defined as follows:

1 Ue = 5*10^23 Watt/seconds (The publication, of course, shows the foregoing relation in standard mathematical notation...) Please note that there is no 'typo' in the exponent (or otherwise) as evinced by the definition’s consistency where denominated by other familiar units (elsewhere on the table).

So my question: Of what significance is said unit?

For the convenience of the reader I have presented same in various denominations (below) without, as may be seen, satisfaction as to the unit's import :(

Ok! So we have:

1 Ue=5*10^23 J

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Hence (assuming I did my 'rithematic correctly ;))

1 Ue ~ The energy equivalent of 5.6 million kg. (6,174 Tons [Avoirdupois]).

1 Ue ~ 3.21*10^15 MeV.

1 Ue ~ Total Solar output per 1.3 milliseconds.

1 Ue ~ The energy yeailded via. detonation of 120 Million Megatons TNT.

1 Ue ~ 474*10^18 BTUs

1 Ue ~ 120*10^21 Cals

1 Ue ~ 120% of the estimated yield attendant to the ‘KT impact’.

1 Ue ~ 5,000 times annual US energy consumption (all sources) (Ref: Calendar year:1999)

Again the above figures are based upon my own calculations and, hence, subject to espresso-induced error ;)

As can be seen the ‘Ue’ represents a 'handsome' quantity of energy indeed (even if, perhaps, less than ‘astronomical’) - and one seeming entirely arbitrary in its election as a unit???? --- Was same defined ‘today’ -- as opposed to (at least) 62 years ago -- I might have imagined it to be based upon the approximation of the yield attendant to the "KT-impact" --- But again the publication’s last 'run' (and that, perhaps, without revision) was @ 1942!!!

Any and all insight, ideas or suggestions Re: the basis of the esoteric unit will be greatly appreciated!!! :D

Best regards

Sarandon

Systems: $37C-$26-$36

DAY: 21152.79725694444 (TSA)

09/02/2004 14:33:03 (Gregorian/UTC)

~~~

Hi, all! :D

Advance apologies should this post appear 'off topic' --- My rationale in seeking input here owes to my suspicion that, in consideration of its rather large magnitude, practical application of the unit in question would seem restricted to astronomy...

With reference to the 'conversion factors' table located in the publication:

---------------------------------------------------------------------

AUDELS HANDY BOOK of PRACTICAL ELECTRICITY

Author: Frank D. Graham

Publisher info: Theo. Audel & Co. Publishers 49 W. 23rd ST., New York U.S.A. Copyrighted, 1924, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942

NOTE: the above info is copied exactly as it appears from the book - No ISBN # is shown (perhaps the ISBN numbering convention post-dates this publication?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Anyway, to the point :-)

The 'Esoteric Unit' is defined as follows:

1 Ue = 5*10^23 Watt/seconds (The publication, of course, shows the foregoing relation in standard mathematical notation...) Please note that there is no 'typo' in the exponent (or otherwise) as evinced by the definition’s consistency where denominated by other familiar units (elsewhere on the table).

So my question: Of what significance is said unit?

For the convenience of the reader I have presented same in various denominations (below) without, as may be seen, satisfaction as to the unit's import :(

Ok! So we have:

1 Ue=5*10^23 J

---------------------

Hence (assuming I did my 'rithematic correctly ;))

1 Ue ~ The energy equivalent of 5.6 million kg. (6,174 Tons [Avoirdupois]).

1 Ue ~ 3.21*10^15 MeV.

1 Ue ~ Total Solar output per 1.3 milliseconds.

1 Ue ~ The energy yeailded via. detonation of 120 Million Megatons TNT.

1 Ue ~ 474*10^18 BTUs

1 Ue ~ 120*10^21 Cals

1 Ue ~ 120% of the estimated yield attendant to the ‘KT impact’.

1 Ue ~ 5,000 times annual US energy consumption (all sources) (Ref: Calendar year:1999)

Again the above figures are based upon my own calculations and, hence, subject to espresso-induced error ;)

As can be seen the ‘Ue’ represents a 'handsome' quantity of energy indeed (even if, perhaps, less than ‘astronomical’) - and one seeming entirely arbitrary in its election as a unit???? --- Was same defined ‘today’ -- as opposed to (at least) 62 years ago -- I might have imagined it to be based upon the approximation of the yield attendant to the "KT-impact" --- But again the publication’s last 'run' (and that, perhaps, without revision) was @ 1942!!!

Any and all insight, ideas or suggestions Re: the basis of the esoteric unit will be greatly appreciated!!! :D

Best regards

Sarandon