Converts altitude in meters to pressure in msw : double « Data Type « Java

Converts altitude in meters to pressure in msw

 *   Used to convert between Pressure and altitude in meters.
 *   @author Guy Wittig
 *   @version 18-Jun-2006
 *   This program is part of MV-Plan
 *   Copywrite 2006 Guy Wittig
 *   This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
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//package mvplan.util;

 * @author Guy Wittig
public class PressureConverter {

  /** Creates a new instance of pressureConverter */
  public PressureConverter() {

   * Converts altitude in meters to pressure in msw
   * @return Pressure in msw or 0.0 if out of bounds.
   * @param altitude
   *            Altitude in meters
  public static double altitudeToPressure(double altitude) {
    if (altitude == 0.0)
      return 10.0;
    else if (altitude > 0.0)
      return Math.pow(((44330.8 - altitude) / 4946.54), 5.25588) / 10131.0;
      return 0.0;


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