[Land-speed] Fun things...

Larry Mayfield drmayf at mayfco.com
Wed Apr 2 11:40:44 MDT 2014

Put that on the landracing front page as a sticky.   Excellent visualation of
the situationb&


From: Jim Volgarino [mailto:volgarino at mail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:07 AM
To: Jon Wennerberg; Larry Mayfield
Cc: land-speed at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Fun things...


----- Original Message -----

From: Jon Wennerberg

Sent: 04/02/14 11:06 AM

To: Larry Mayfield

Subject: Re: [Land-speed] Fun things...

Foot pounds forever!

Jon a/k/a SSS

On Apr 2, 2014, at 11:58 AM, Larry Mayfield wrote:

> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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!
> mayf
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