[Land-speed] Fun things...
drmayf at mayfco.com
Wed Apr 2 11:14:01 MDT 2014
I think the parallel universe is our southern border. Snuck across that
way. Yeah, the only newton I ever held was a fig newton. And it didn't
stay in my hand long...
Ok, so let's all resist using lb ft and use what we grew up with every time
From: lft at clear.net.nz [mailto:lft at clear.net.nz]
Sent: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:57 AM
To: Larry Mayfield; land-speed at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Fun things...
I'm with the ft-lbs. I can hold a lb in my hand....ever tried holding a
newton? Doesn't exist I say....figure some alien in a parallel universe
slipped it across when no one was looking....they do that you know.....just
like when they 'borrow stuff' for a while.....
Nigel...down in NZed....just booked flights for August....see ya'll there.
----- Original Message Follows -----
> Ok, so I woke the list up with my simple what's going on message to
> the list, eh? How about some fun thinking. One of my pet peeves is
> the not so subtle change from the way we talk about the units of
> torque, i.e. lbs-ft versus ft-lbs. I have a hard time understanding
> a) the necessity of that, b) the reasoning of it, and c) the who gives
> a crap of it.
> The rules of arithmetic (math) are pretty well known, and when the
> associative laws are used then it does not matter one whit. And we all
> grew up using it as ft-lbs so let's start a movement back to the way
> things were.
> Reasoning is thusly... think about a dyno, say a water brake one. It
> has a lever that measures from the center line of the brake to the
> load cell and that is usually measured in feet not centimeters,
> millimeters, meters or yards. The load is measured at the end of that
> lever. The associative laws say that you can use any order in
> multiplication of numbers and by that I mean it does not matter if you
> multiply the length of the lever by the load first or the load times
> the lever. One way gets you ft - lbs, the other gives you lbs-ft. The
> order of units
> is not material. And ft can stand for foot or feet.
> Who's with me? Let's take our heritage back! Ft-lb ers unite and
> arise! Time we reclaimed our way of life.. Hell Yeah!
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