MKS (METRIC) SYSTEM OF UNITS EXPLAINED  CONVERSIONS CALCULATOR  



Force = mass(m) x acceleration(a), F = m.a , thus kg x m/s^{2}, which is the Newton (N) weight is an inertial force, not mass! On Earth 1 kg of mass weighs 1 x 9.8 = 9.8 N 
mass and weight are the same in SAE !  
Energy = Work = Force x travelled way, thus Newton x meter, the Newtonmeter (Nm), which also is called the Joule (J) x 1000 is the kJ (kNm) , the same unit for all forms of energy.  
Power = energy per unit of time, thus Nm/s = J/s, also called the Watt. x 1000 = kW = kJ/s  
With this, all other units are given. There are no conversions between units, but decimal ones! 
( including conversions below )  
Temperature: 1°C = 5/9 °F and 0 °C = 32 °F, hence: °C = (°F 32) x 5/9 Absolute temp: 0 °K (Kelvin) = 273.15 °C  
SAE  MKS (metric) CONVERSIONS CALCULATOR Enter a value in any box and click anywhere outside it to convert (a reset buttom clears all rows). 
