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chrisplusian

  • one year ago

when dealing with SI units, what does "N-m" imply? Is it Newtons * meters? Or is it Newtons per meter?

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  1. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    Is there a question that involves this? Because I may be able to tell if it is in context.

  2. chrisplusian
    • one year ago
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    "Express the following in US customary units: 8 kN-m"

  3. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    I think it stands for kilonewton units.

  4. chrisplusian
    • one year ago
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    I know that 1 lb = 1N

  5. iwillrektyou
    • one year ago
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    kilonewton-meters**

  6. kropot72
    • one year ago
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    There is a good explanation of the newton-meter here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_metre

  7. chrisplusian
    • one year ago
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    I also know that 1 ft = .3048 m

  8. chrisplusian
    • one year ago
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    Just don't understand the relationship "N-m"

  9. DanJS
    • one year ago
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    Think about it, Newton is a force, and the meter is a distance.

  10. chrisplusian
    • one year ago
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    If the wikipedia interpretation is correct then (N-m) = N*m

  11. DanJS
    • one year ago
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    force times a distance

  12. chrisplusian
    • one year ago
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    I was just trying to understand what the Hyphen suggests.....

  13. chrisplusian
    • one year ago
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    It is not a mathematical operator, so it just confused me. I remember when taking physics with calculus it confused me then too

  14. DanJS
    • one year ago
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    oh, i think they just use it as a space, i always just put a dot

  15. chrisplusian
    • one year ago
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    Ok thanks

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