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What is Gc? with units of (ft*lbm)/(lbf*s^2)

It was used to divide PE and KE

I just don't understand the need of dividing them with this value Gc

What is it for? Why is it need to divide those numbers

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Gc is just a constant used to convert lbm ft/s2 to lbf. There are 32.174 lbm ft/s2 per lbf. The value 32.174 lbm ft / (s2 lbf) is equal to 1.
 
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thanks for helping
 
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FYI, the G stands for gravity.
 

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