kilogram of force


kilogram of force
(kgf)
   a unit of force equal to the gravitational force on a mass of one kilogram.
   One kilogram of force equals 9.806 65 newtons, or 2.204 622 6 pounds of force in the traditional English system. Using this unit revives the old confusion between mass and weight, one of the worst features of traditional measurement systems, so it is really a very bad idea. However, kilograms of force have been used rather frequently in engineering and physics. This unit is also called the kilopond.

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  • kilogram force — (kgf)    a unit of force equal to the gravitational force on a mass of one kilogram.    One kilogram of force equals 9.806 65 newtons, or 2.204 622 6 pounds of force in the traditional English system. Using this unit revives the old confusion… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • kilogram meter — (kgf·m or kg·m)    1. a metric unit of work or energy equal to 9.806 65 joules (J). This is the work done by one kilogram of force (see below) acting through a distance of one meter.    2. a metric unit of torque equal to 9.806 65 newton meters… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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  • Kilogram-force — A kilogram force (kgf or kgF), or kilopond (kp, from latin pondus meaning weight), is a gravitational metric unit of force. It is equal to the magnitude of the force exerted by one kilogram of mass in a 9.80665 m/s2 gravitational field… …   Wikipedia

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  • Kilogram-force per square centimetre — A kilogram force per square centimeter (kgf/cm2), often just kilogram per square centimeter (kg/cm2), is a unit of pressure using metric units. Its use is now deprecated; it is not a part of the International System of Units (SI), the modern… …   Wikipedia

  • kilogram-meter — noun a unit of work equal to the work done by a one kilogram force operating through a distance of one meter • Hypernyms: ↑work unit, ↑heat unit, ↑energy unit * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the mks gravitational unit of work and energy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kilogram — /kil euh gram /, n. 1. a unit of mass equal to 1000 grams: the base SI unit of mass, equal to the mass of the international prototype of the kilogram, a platinum iridium cylinder kept in Sèvres, France. Abbr.: kg 2. a unit of force and weight,… …   Universalium

  • kilogram — (kg)    1. the base unit of mass in the SI and MKS versions of the metric system. The kilogram is defined as the mass of the standard kilogram, a platinum iridium bar in the custody of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) near… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • kilogram-force — /kil euh gram fawrs , fohrs /, n. Physics. a meter kilogram second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity, when acting on a mass of one kilogram. Abbr.: kgf Cf. newton. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium


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