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Knot Class

Represents a knot, or nautical mile per hour, a unit of Speed in the English System.
Inheritance Hierarchy

Namespace:  InnerDrive.Quantitative.Units
Assembly:  InnerDrive.Quantitative (in InnerDrive.Quantitative.dll) Version: 4.0.7515.0
public class Knot : Unit

The Knot type exposes the following members.

Public methodKnot
Creates a new instance of Knot.
Public propertyAppliesTo
Gets the Type of measurement that this Unit applies to.
(Inherited from Unit.)
Public propertyBaseFormat
Gets the default format for displaying quantities of the unit.
(Inherited from Unit.)
Public propertyConversions
Provides the list of conversion factors for this Unit to the ConversionCache.
(Inherited from Unit.)
Public propertyDimensions
Gets the number of dimensions this Unit represents.
(Inherited from Unit.)
Public propertyName
Gets the name of the Unit.
(Inherited from Unit.)
Public propertyNamePlural
Gets the name of the Unit when it represents any quantity other than 1.
(Inherited from Unit.)
Public propertySymbol
Gets the symbol or abbreviation of the Unit.
(Inherited from Unit.)
Protected methodCreateConversionList
When implemented in derived classes, causes the Unit to assemble its list of conversion factors to other units.
(Overrides UnitCreateConversionList.)
Public methodEquals
Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Unit.
(Inherited from Unit.)
Protected methodFinalize
Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.
(Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCode
Serves as a hash function for a particular type, suitable for use in hashing algorithms and data structures like a hash table.
(Inherited from Unit.)
Public methodGetType
Gets the Type of the current instance.
(Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseClone
Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.
(Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToString
Gets the String representation of this Unit.
(Inherited from Unit.)
This class is represented separately from a DistanceOverTime instance with MileNautical and Hour constituents, because it is useful to have separate identifiers and symbols for "knot".

Therefore, this class serves as an example of how the Inner Drive Extensible Architecture can be extended easily.

Note: The conversion factors in this class are based on the International nautical mile, equal to 1,852 meters exactly, which is not the same as 6,072 survey feet. This means that conversions between DistanceOverTime measurements using MileNautical and other English Length units will return different results than conversions between this unit and any DistanceOverTime units. See the discussion on MileNautical for more information.

Defined conversions:

Target unitFactor
DistanceOverTime(1 852/3 600)

See Also