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Newton to Tonnes (force) conversion

  1. Mar 25, 2005 #1

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    Does anyone know the conversion factor to go from a force in Newtons to a force in tonnes?

    The only relevant information I could find was this site, which says "1 newton = 0.00010197162 tonne-force"

    Is this correct?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Mar 25, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    There's a difference.Tonne(s) is a unit for mass,while Tonne-force is a unit for force.

    1Kgf=9.80665N

    That's all u need to know.The rest is just metric prefix...

    Daniel.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2005 #3

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    So, 1 KgForce = 9.806 65N

    Since 1 tonne (or is it ton?) = 1000 kg, does this mean 1 Tonne-force = 9.806 65 * 103N?
     
  5. Mar 26, 2005 #4

    dextercioby

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    That's right."Kgf" is an ancient unit for force,but the metric prefixes go way back.

    TONNE...(not "ton"!!).

    Daniel.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2005 #5

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    Thanks for clarifying the tonne-force issue.

    However, my professor insists that tonne is for force, and ton is for mass.
     
  7. Mar 26, 2005 #6

    dextercioby

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    Bull****!!:mad:

    [tex] 1 tonne=1,000 Kg [/tex]
    [tex] 1 ton\sim 907 Kg [/tex]

    Daniel.
     
  8. Mar 26, 2005 #7

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    I'd like to second Dex. Your professor is utterly wrong. Ton is an imperial unit of mass, Tonne is metric.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2005 #8

    dextercioby

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    I think this "ton" is a nice multiple of pound avoirdupoids.2000,maybe...?

    Daniel.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2005 #9

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    Thanks so much guys.

    I'll tell correct my prof on Monday then. :)
     
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