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I need help regarding to Newton

  1. Feb 26, 2009 #1
    Hi all, I'm new to this forum. I just joined the forum and I hope that you guys could help me out.

    I'm in the trading business of cookware. I'm currently studying the European standards for these items and there's a point in the standard that I don't understand at all.

    It says:
    The design of the lid shall be such that it shall be possible to remove it from the body using a force equal to the weight of the lid +2N in any position at a temperature of 23C +/=5C.

    It may sounds stupid to you but I'm not a scentist and certainly not very good at Maths. I believe that N stands for Newton but I do not have a clue of what it means be "using a force equal to the weight of the lid +2N."

    I have a meeting coming up next week and your help would be highly appreciated. Thank you so much for your help!
     
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  3. Feb 26, 2009 #2

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