|MKS (METRIC) SYSTEM OF UNITS EXPLAINED - CONVERSIONS CALCULATOR|
|Force = mass(m) x acceleration(a), F = m.a , thus kg x m/s2, 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
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