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Convert Kgcm to nm 
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#1
Dec505, 12:30 PM

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We got 1.28 Kgcm
we turn cm to meter 128kgm Then we turn it in to newton then we get about 1280NM Problem is that i get some indication that this is wrong... is it? (how do i get ride of overlay in explorer ) 


#2
Dec505, 12:37 PM

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What's NM? And Kg m (or more generally Mass.Length) is not dimensionally the same as a Newton(Mass.Length.Time^2).



#3
Dec505, 12:50 PM

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It looks like one is trying to develop a moment and force or torque?
If 1.28 Kgcm = 1.28 kgcm, then multiply by 1 m / 100 cm to to get 0.0128 kg m. As neutrino pointed out, kg is a unit of mass and Nt (or N) is a unit of force. 1 kg * 9.8 m/s^{2} = 9.8 kgm/s^{2} = 9.8 Nt or 0.102 kgf = 1 Nt. For units conversion, here is a nice reference  http://www.projects.ex.ac.uk/trol/scol/ccforce.htm for force In general  http://www.projects.ex.ac.uk/trol/scol/index.htm 


#4
Dec505, 05:02 PM

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Convert Kgcm to nm



#5
Dec505, 05:10 PM

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This is a conversion of unit problem.
I was simply pointing out the to convert a length in cm to a length in meters, one multiplies by the a factor which relates the two. for example 1 cm = 0.01 m, or 1 m = 100 cm. The conversion factor can be 0.01 m/cm or 100 cm/m. If a torque is written in kgfcm and one wishes to convert it to kgfm, then one must multiply by 1 m/100 cm, and one will get 1 kgfcm * 1 m/ 100 cm = 0.01 kgfm. 


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