In the What topic I can ask here?, two things attracted my eyes:
- Non-fiction, technical, or scholarly writing is on-topic.
- Questions seeking to interpret or analyze an existing work is off-topic (exception with real world writing project).
Now, my question is asking about analyzing a non-literature technical writing. Will it be on-topic?
Proposed question: When to not using SI symbols for units?
Is there a reason for writing a unit in its full name instead of its SI symbol?
In the book What If?, the author usually write the unit as kilometer, atmosphere, megawatt instead of km, atm, MW. What is the purpose of this?
However he does use the symbols in the drawings:
In one line both mm and millimeter are even used together: