chrisplusian
  • chrisplusian
when dealing with SI units, what does "N-m" imply? Is it Newtons * meters? Or is it Newtons per meter?
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katieb
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iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
Is there a question that involves this? Because I may be able to tell if it is in context.
chrisplusian
  • chrisplusian
"Express the following in US customary units: 8 kN-m"
iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
I think it stands for kilonewton units.

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chrisplusian
  • chrisplusian
I know that 1 lb = 1N
iwillrektyou
  • iwillrektyou
kilonewton-meters**
kropot72
  • kropot72
There is a good explanation of the newton-meter here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_metre
chrisplusian
  • chrisplusian
I also know that 1 ft = .3048 m
chrisplusian
  • chrisplusian
Just don't understand the relationship "N-m"
DanJS
  • DanJS
Think about it, Newton is a force, and the meter is a distance.
chrisplusian
  • chrisplusian
If the wikipedia interpretation is correct then (N-m) = N*m
DanJS
  • DanJS
force times a distance
chrisplusian
  • chrisplusian
I was just trying to understand what the Hyphen suggests.....
chrisplusian
  • chrisplusian
It is not a mathematical operator, so it just confused me. I remember when taking physics with calculus it confused me then too
DanJS
  • DanJS
oh, i think they just use it as a space, i always just put a dot
chrisplusian
  • chrisplusian
Ok thanks

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