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Does Mg mean Newton?

  1. Jul 15, 2011 #1

    Femme_physics

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    I'm reading this question that says "The 5.5-Mg humpback whale is stuck on the shore
    due to changes in the tide..."

    Does Mg mean Newton?
     
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  3. Jul 15, 2011 #2

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    Nope.

    Newton is [N], but Mg doesn't look like N does it? :confused:

    But Mega is [M] and gram is [g]..... :smile:
     
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  4. Jul 15, 2011 #3

    Femme_physics

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    You're so smart :smile: thanks!
     
  5. Jul 15, 2011 #4

    Femme_physics

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    So according to my conversation the whale weighs

    5.5 x 1000000 = 5500000grams
    5500000 / 1000 = 5500 kg

    5500 x 9.81 = 53955 [N]

    Yes?
     
  6. Jul 15, 2011 #5

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    Yes.
     
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