In sci.physics, Gene Nygaard
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on Sun, 02 May 2004 07:58:44 -0500
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Pedant point: if they use springs they most definitely read
in Newtons. (Admittedly, one needs a conversion factor,
and bathroom scales aren't exactly the epitome of accuracy
anyway, so a 4% "fudge factor" is mostly tolerable even
though that could mean an extra 10 pounds for an individual
weighing 250 lbs, depending on location -- fortunately, we
don't move *that* much.)
I for one am not entirely certain why kg-f would be all that useful,
unless one can't be bothered to keep track of 'g'. But Newtons
are very straightforward to use.
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