Physical Quantity: Towards a Pattern Language for Quantities and Units in Physical Calculations

Michael Krisper, Johannes Iber, Tobias Rauter, Christian Josef Kreiner

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In this paper an approach is taken towards a pattern language for physical quantities in software applications. The central pattern,
PHYSICAL QUANTITY, is described as well as some needed candidate patterns revolving around. The PHYSICAL QUANTITY
design pattern is a specialized version of the QUANTITY analysis pattern, optimized for the SI unit system. It is intended for the
physical and mathematical domains where calculations, arithmetic, conversion and simulations are the most used functionalities.
Its emphasis is on type safety, dimensional analysis, performance, and convenient syntax. Supporting candidate patterns
for handling tolerances, validation, conversion or matrix operations are shortly described. The target audiences are software
engineers and practitioners working in the area of physical simulations and calculations.
TitelProceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs
ErscheinungsortNew York, NY, USA
Herausgeber (Verlag)Association of Computing Machinery
ISBN (elektronisch)978-1-4503-4848-5
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing


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