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Tyler Amell
04-02-1997, 04:10 AM
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> From: Steve Wood
> To: BIOMCH-L@NIC.SURFNET.NL
> Subject: Unit of Force?
> Date: Tuesday, April 01, 1997 9:17 PM
>
> Dear subscribers:
>
> I have recently come across a unit of measure which I have not seen
> before - "kp". Can anyone provide me with a description of this term?
>
> Thank you in advance for your time.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Steve Wood
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Hi Steve, a kp is a kilopond, an older unit of force. It is basically 1 kg
of force, I remember it from old cycle ergometers. Today the recognized
unit, as you probably already know is the Newton (N), 1 kg of force = 9.807
N. Hope that clears things up for you.

Tyler Amell

Occupational Biomechanics/Ergonomics
School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Queen's University
Kingston, ON
Canada
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