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Pt 101241-1

Not too long ago at Boston’s Science-Foo event, Ladyada, Amanda (w0z) and myself met Stephen Wolfram, they talked about adding features for electrical engineers, as they chatted Stephen typed in notes directly to the “feature request” on his iPad – today we received this email!

…you gave us some suggestions for features in Wolfram|Alpha. I thought you might like to see that we finally implemented something in regard to resistance.

http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=456+ohms
http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=14+kiloohms

Cool!

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Charlie Webb says:

    sweet!!
    I can see the electronics tutors having to seriously rethink their teaching methods once the students find this :)

  2. Charlie Webb says:

    sweet!!
    I can see the electronics tutors having to seriously rethink their teaching methods once the students find this :)

  3. TotalMonkey says:

    I hope I’m not the only person unaware of the “cgs mechanical ohm” unit of measure!

    1. johngineer says:

      It’s mostly used when simulating/analyzing mechanical circuits using electrical techniques. Sometimes you’ll see it in spec sheets for loudspeakers as a measure of the mechanical impedance.