Class BaseUnit<Q extends Quantity>

  • All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class BaseUnit<Q extends Quantity>extends Unit<Q>

    This class represents the building blocks on top of which all others units are created. Base units are typically dimensionally independent. The actual unit dimension is determinated by the current model. For example using the standard model, SI.CANDELA has the dimension of watt:

         // Standard model.     BaseUnit<Length> METER = new BaseUnit<Length>("m");     BaseUnit<LuminousIntensity> CANDELA = new BaseUnit<LuminousIntensity>("cd");     System.out.println(METER.getDimension());     System.out.println(CANDELA.getDimension());          > [L]     > [L]\xc2\xb2\xc2\xb7[M]/[T]\xc2\xb3     

    This class represents the "standard base units" which includes SI base units and possibly others user-defined base units. It does not represent the base units of any specific SystemOfUnits (they would have be base units accross all possible systems otherwise).

    See Also:
    Wikipedia: SI base unit, Serialized Form
    • Constructor Detail

      • BaseUnit

        public BaseUnit(String symbol)
        Creates a base unit having the specified symbol.
        symbol - the symbol of this base unit.
        IllegalArgumentException - if the specified symbol is associated to a different unit.
    • Method Detail

      • getSymbol

        public final String getSymbol()
        Returns the unique symbol for this base unit.
        this base unit symbol.
      • equals

        public boolean equals(Object that)
        Indicates if this base unit is considered equals to the specified object (both are base units with equal symbol, standard dimension and standard transform).
        Specified by:
        equals in class Unit<Q extends Quantity>
        that - the object to compare for equality.
        true if this and that are considered equals; falseotherwise.
      • hashCode

        public int hashCode()
        Description copied from class: Unit
        Returns the hash code for this unit.
        Specified by:
        hashCode in class Unit<Q extends Quantity>
        this unit hashcode value.
      • getStandardUnit

        public Unit<? super Q> getStandardUnit()
        Description copied from class: Unit
        Returns the base unit, alternate unit or product of base units and alternate units this unit is derived from. The standard unit identifies the "type" of quantity for which this unit is employed. For example:
            boolean isAngularVelocity(Unit<?> u) {       return u.getStandardUnit().equals(RADIAN.divide(SECOND));    }    assert(REVOLUTION.divide(MINUTE).isAngularVelocity());   

        Note: Having the same system unit is not sufficient to ensure that a converter exists between the two units (e.g. \xc2\xb0C/m and K/m).

        Specified by:
        getStandardUnit in class Unit<Q extends Quantity>
        the system unit this unit is derived from.
      • toStandardUnit

        public UnitConverter toStandardUnit()
        Description copied from class: Unit
        Returns the converter from this unit to its system unit.
        Specified by:
        toStandardUnit in class Unit<Q extends Quantity>

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