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At least if it is with MIT, then some people with brains will be creating somewhat usefull apps.
"The wide range of time and length scales relevant to turbulent flows at realistic geophysical and astrophysical parameters prohibits direct numerical simulation, and makes any computational study difficult and time intensive."
To just re-tool all the fixtures, inspection guages etc. is very wasteful so as it wears out then you try to do new stuff in metric.
There isn't any version of pipe threads in metric that I know of besides o-ring boss ports.
Also to be politically correct, most drawings made are dual dimension (english and metric) if you design it in inches. So what is the big deal?
It is easy for somebody in another country to read dual dimension drawings.
One thing I will say I hate about metric is that if you design a part in inches then the conversion to metric is okay.
If you design a part in metric, the conversion sucks because it is common to display inches as 3 place decimals and mm as 2 place decimals.
This leads to all kinds of arguments during inspection and part approval.
This is a list of approved calculators put out by the The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying:
Source of Inertia
There is no single accepted theory that explains the source of Inertia. Various efforts by notable physicists such as Ernst Mach (see Mach's principle), Albert Einstein, D Sciama, and Bernard Haisch have all run into significant criticisms from more recent theorists. A review is given by Vesselin Petkov (2009).
For a recent treatment of the issue see C. Johan Masreliez (2006). Masreliez has published more on inertia related issues that may also have a say in solving the Pioneer anomaly.