from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of kilogrammeter, the gravitational unit of work.


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  • Fact is that the force of gravity is 9.8 kgm/s2, c = 300,000 km/sec, DNA is a double helix, etc.

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  • Thus, for example, work would be indicated by the letter W (initial of the word); the C.G.S. unit is the _erg_, which would be written without abbreviation, on account of its being short; and the practical units would be the kilogrammeter (_kgm_), the grammeter (_gm_), etc. The multiples would be the _meg-erg_, the tonne-meter (_t-m_), etc.Mr. Jamieson's propositions have been in great part approved.

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  • Answer: We must always choose a direction for which we will define as positive, in this case we will choose North as being the positive direction So p m v p 1200 2 p 2400 kgm/s North You must always give a direction when working out the momentum, since it is a vector!

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  • It's momentum is not much .... around .9 kgm/s, not enough to knock you over

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  • In other words … Force = Change in momentum (in kgm / s) mv (in N) Time (in s) F T For example, David Beckham takes a free kick by kicking a stationary football with a force of 40N.

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  • Units: joule (J) [kgm²/s²] calorie (cal) 1 cal = 4.186 J kilojoule (kJ) 1 cal = 0.000293 kWh kilowatt hour (kWh) barrel (crude oil) 1 barrel = 1700 kWh watt second (Ws) newton metre (Nm) pascal cubicmetre (Pam³) 1 J = 1 Nm = 1 Ws = 1 Pam³

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  • (in kgm / s) (in kg) (in m / s) M V What is the momentum of the following?

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