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Homework Help: How to carry units in integration

  1. Apr 6, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I am trying to integrate from 0 to 10 ft -4x^2/2+4x. I am solving for deflection. The forces are in kips. Somehow the book ends up with k-ft^3. I don't understand how I would carry units in an integration. Any help please?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Apr 6, 2010 #2


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    Normally integrating gives an area which would give the product of the units on the axes. I'd be inclined to think you'd get kip-ft. Are you sure the units are correct?
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