View Full Version : Kilopond.

Kelly Kennett
04-02-1997, 06:59 AM
I too have recently run into the 'kp' unit. After some research, we arrived
at the aforementioned kilopond, or kg-force. This unit was used by American
authors in the early 70's who were trying to conform to the metric standard
while finding a corollary for the infamous lbm-lbf-slug problem that plagues
the English unit system. Yes, kg-force is a non-standard, technically
incorrect unit, but I believe that this, instead of the kip, is correct.