Re: SI units for torque

Subject: Re: SI units for torque
From: Jim Vinokuroff <jimv -at- HAWK -dot- IGS -dot- NET>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 1996 13:25:54 -0500

Stan Radomski writes:
>Which metric measurement would be used in place of the US "45 inch-pounds"?
>The only two choices I know of are "52,000 grams-centimeter" and "0.5
kilograms-
>meter". (Or should I have said "52.000 grams-centimer" and "0,5 kilograms-
>meter"?)

Not quite, Stan. Torque is a force, not a weight. The correct SI torque unit
is the Newton-metre, as in 5.09 Nm.
Jim Vinokuroff (jimv -at- hawk -dot- igs -dot- net)


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