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Topic: How'd they do it?
Replies: 14   Last Post: Oct 12, 2003 6:37 PM

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 Donald G. Shead Posts: 965 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: How'd they do it?
Posted: Oct 11, 2003 5:31 AM

"Gene Nygaard" <gnygaard@nccray.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 02:12:22 GMT, "Donald G. Shead" <u10889@snet.net>
> wrote:
>

> >
> >"Gene Nygaard" <gnygaard@nccray.com> wrote in message
> >news://q0leov884r0sr9jgk94jfv0or300vrk6gm@4ax.com...
> >Cut<

> >>
> >> That's not even taking into consideration their value as the world's
> >> standards.
> >>
> >> Of course, guarded.
> >> Gene Nygaard
> >> http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Gene_Nygaard/

> >
> >Even though physics would be better off with_out_ 'em; just using a
> >mathematical ratio: Like 1 kg = 2.2# secÃÂÃÂ²/32.2'; using 2.2 pints of water

at
> >its maximum density, per kilogram.
>
> Gentlemen of the jury, Chicolini here may look like an idiot,
> and sound like an idiot, but don't let that fool you: He
> really is an idiot.
> Groucho Marx

'Though you don't admit it, the slug's doin' okay without an artifact; using
the mathematical equation: 1 slug = f/a = 1# secÃÂÃÂ²/foot = 32' secÃÂÃÂ²/32'.

In physics, the slug is a _unit_ of mass derived from the fundamental
concepts of the foot-pound-second "British Gravitational System" of weights
and measures.

In trade, the gram and kilogram are _absolute_ units of mass; with the
kilogram artifact being the head honcho.

Date Subject Author
10/10/03 Robert Kolker
10/10/03 Jeremy Price
10/10/03 Gene Nygaard
10/10/03 Robert Kolker