This question falls in the general category of another question from 5.5 years ago with the addition of the explicit request from the reviewer.
A comment from a reviewer requested that units of all physical quantities must be clarified (e.g., N, N/m, etc...). eg, F = m * a. Assuming based on the review, it would be m is mass in kg and a is acceleration in m/s^2 and F is force in N.
Now I see a few issues and wanted advise:
- The equations are not empirical, hence it can be any unit for mass and acceleration.
- If I use units in terms of fundamental dimensions (as per the link) I do not satisfy the requirements of the reviewer.
- Personally, I have not come across any data historically that has units associated to equations in a manuscript.
Hence, I am seeking advise as to, either:
- How to reply politely to the reviewer.
- An IEEE or any other journal guide to author that explicitly states how to make such connection for the units in the equations.
Manuscript Field : Civil Engineering / Computational