Template talk:Infobox physical quantity
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I have updated the infobox with several parameters which may be useful.
I also have my reservations about the "derivations=" parameter. The type of formulas used here typically are dependent on the context. Most of the useful information added with this parameter can also be entered using the new "dimension=" parameter. (TimothyRias (talk) 09:08, 27 July 2009 (UTC))
Not merely for measurement, but for expression
I've changed the label that gets generated for the unit field from "Measured in" to "Expressed in." My sense of the semantics is that we do a lot more with, say, momentum than measure it: we also record it, we predict it, we describe it, ... And all of those involve expressing the quantity.
SI symbol --> Common symbol(s)
SI literature, as far as I can see, does not specify whether (for example), an electric charge quantity should be written using the symbol Q or q or x or ξ or anything else. Therefore there is no such thing as an "SI symbol" for a physical quantity. I am replacing it with "Common symbol(s)". The "(s)" is because often more than one symbol is commonly used, like q and Q for charge, or V and φ for electric potential. --Steve (talk) 14:34, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
No reason for "Name" to be mandatory
There's no reason "name" should be mandatory. If the infobox is at the top of the article, and the name of the quantity is the same as the title of the article, then there is no reason to rewrite it. I edited the template accordingly. --Steve (talk) 16:12, 15 July 2012 (UTC)