Unit conversions with Python and Pint

Units and unit conversions are BIG in engineering. Engineers solve the world's problems in teams. Any problem that is solved has to have a context that it is solved in. How heavy can a rocket be and still make it off the ground? What thickness body panels should be used to keep occupants save during a crash? In engineering, a number without a unit is like a fish without water. It just flops around hopelessly without context and is useless. How can we get help using units? Programming is one way. In this post, we are going to use Python and Pint, a python package used for unit conversions, to do a couple of sample unit conversion problems.

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How I Build This Site - Part 4

This is the fourth part in a multi-part series on how I built this site. In the last post, we installed the pelican-bootstrap3 theme and made our site mobile responsive. Now the site looks good on all devices. In this post we are going to install a couple of plugins to add extra functionality to our site. These plugins will allow our site to have a series of post that are linked together, create a working search bar, add youtube videos to posts, view LaTeX math and add embedded jupyter notebooks in posts.

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