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Topic: Introducing the United (fps) System
Replies: 87   Last Post: May 4, 2000 6:25 PM

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 Paul Richards Posts: 26 Registered: 12/12/04
Re: Introducing the United (fps) System
Posted: Apr 24, 2000 8:18 AM

Jeffrey Gauch wrote:
>
> gandg@snet.net wrote:
>

> > In a previous article, RC <rc@earthpoetry.demon.co.uk> writes:
> > >In article <01bfabdd\$d185eb40\$LocalHost@default>, Donald G. Shead
> > ><u10889@snet.net> writes
> > >snip.exe

> > >>It seems pretty simple to me, but then; what do I know?
> > >The worst thing about your posts is that they are boring. I think the
> > >metric system elucidates the structure of reality better than the
> > >imperial system.

> >
> > I think with just a slight change of name; to centimeter-dyne-second, this
> > Length-Force-Time system could apply to what you call the more elucidating
> > metric system: But save your energy, even the newton (N) is too small to
> > qualify as a convenient unit of force: Why do you suppose the kilogram; not
> > the newton is used as a counter-weight!

>
> Just one thing. The kilogram is about 1/10th of a Newton. If a Newton is too
> small a kilogram is even smaller.

You've got them the wrong way round. 1Kg = 10N. :)

They also measure different quantities so that last statement is only
true-ish down here on earth.
--
Paul Richards (Pauldoo) - http://www.pauldoo.co.uk

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