Re: Pounds and Kilograms
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg103711] Re: Pounds and Kilograms
- From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
- Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 09:03:17 -0400 (EDT)
On 10/2/09 at 8:22 AM, kjm at KevinMcCann.com (Kevin J. McCann) wrote: >Pressure in English units is psi (pounds per square inch), which is >Force per unit area. However, >Convert[Pound/Inch^2,Pascal] >Convert::incomp: Incompatible units in Pound/Inch^2 and Pascal. >Since, by WRI's own definition that Pound is a weight, i.e. force, >this is not correct. While imperial units cause untold problems, the >engineering world, at least in the USA, tend to use them, but I >don't want to get into all that. >Anyway, I just posted this as a notice of the inconsistency. The Units package has the unit PoundsPerSquareInch which if used, avoids this issue.