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briggs@eisner.decus.org

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Re: Introducing the United (fps) System
Posted: Apr 24, 2000 9:57 AM
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In article <39024EEA.40AF022B@colostate.edu>, Jeffrey Gauch <firstname.lastname@colostate.edu> writes:
> Just one thing. The kilogram is about 1/10th of a Newton. If a Newton is too
> small a kilogram is even smaller.


With the obvious standard of comparison (weight under Earth surface
gravity), the kilogram is larger than the Newton.

1 kg ~= 9.8 Newtons

With my background in the U.S. system, I tend to think of a kilogram
as about 2 pounds and a Newton as about a quarter pound when I want
to visualize the respective quantities.

Perhaps you were thinking along the lines of:

F = m * g
N = kg * 9.8 (questionable notation)
Therefore a Newton is 9.8 kilograms. (fallacious)
Therefore 9.8 Newtons is 1 kilogram. (correct)

John Briggs briggs@eisner.decus.org






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