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The pound is a unit of force

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Old 05-10-2005, 10:37 AM
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One pound is the force that will accelerate one slug of matter at one
foot per second, per second:

Two pounds is the force that will accelerate one slug of matter at two
feet per second, per second:

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Old 05-10-2005, 11:15 AM
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So?


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Old 05-10-2005, 12:06 PM
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Don1 wrote:
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The units of mass in the customary foot-pound-second system are three
in number; they are the pound of force (f), or weight (w), and
displacement (s) caused by that force; per the period of time during
which the displacement occurs.

Mathematically the units of mass are related as: 1 slug = 1# sec^2/foot
= 2# sec^2/2 feet = 20# sec^2/20 feet = 32# sec^2/32 feet, and so on.

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Old 05-10-2005, 12:07 PM
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Morituri-|-Max wrote:
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two

So it isn't a unit of mass!

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Old 05-10-2005, 04:02 PM
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> One pound is the force that will accelerate one slug of matter at one

Right... Got it. But now I am wondering... What will happen when you go to
three pounds?


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Old 05-10-2005, 05:06 PM
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And your point?


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You care why?


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Old 05-10-2005, 05:07 PM
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The point to this being?


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Old 05-10-2005, 05:48 PM
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You get a flat slug



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Old 05-10-2005, 07:13 PM
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o<eth>in wrote:
one
two
go to

Three pounds is the force that will accelerate one slug of matter at
three feet per second, per second:

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