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Originally Posted by llpjlau
frankly, do you answer XX newtons when someone asks you your weight? if you do, then you are weird.
Stereotype much?

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Stereotype much?
it is not a stereotype. 99.9% of people would use kg to tell people their weight. ask anyone on BC, they won't disagree with me.

3. Originally Posted by llpjlau
it is not a stereotype. 99.9% of people would use kg to tell people their weight. ask anyone on BC, they won't disagree with me.
I'm that 0.1% who answered it in Newtons

Originally Posted by jhirata
I weigh 800N on earth (g=9.81N/KG = (9.81Kg M/S^2)kg = 9.81M/S^2)
And therefore my mass is..

W=MG
M=W/G
=800N/9.81M/S^2
=(800kg M/S^2)/9.81M/S^2
= 81.55Kg
= 815.5N?

Sorry.. I have a freaking physics test tommorow.

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I learn this in first year physics, this is what the prof told me, it is wrong in physics terms, but it is generally accepted in the real world therefore is right. and make keep things simplify.

5. Originally Posted by 2007fp
I learn this in first year physics, this is what the prof told me, it is wrong in physics terms, but it is generally accepted in the real world therefore is right. and make keep things simplify.
Thanks for clearing things up. That's what myself and some others were meant to say before..

It's the same for English.. there's a difference between 'then' and 'than', but as long as others can understand what they mean by it, then it's not really much of a problem at all.
For example.. some people here may say: 'this racquet is better then that racquet'. We know that he or she should have used 'than' instead of 'then', but we all know what they mean and there's no need to bother them by correcting their English grammar either, so we dont.
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Originally Posted by jhirata
Thanks for clearing things up. That's what myself and some others were meant to say before..

It's the same for English.. there's a difference between 'then' and 'than', but as long as others can understand what they mean by it, then it's not really much of a problem at all.
For example.. some people here may say: 'this racquet is better then that racquet'. We know that he or she should have used 'than' instead of 'then', but we all know what they mean and there's no need to bother them by correcting their English grammar either, so we dont.
That person, is thus, ignorant.

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That person, is thus, ignorant.
when u r older, u will see it like the rest of us

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Originally Posted by jerby
weight is a force, and indeed has the unit of newtons.
Mass however is an (extensive?) property, and has a unit of grams or pounds.

Also, just for poops and giggles... weight is not only dependend of the gravity, it is depended on all the forces acting on the object.
a 5kg table is acting on the floor with a weight of roughly 50N, whent he table is left standing. but when I lean on it with a 100N force the table is acting on the floor with a weight of 150N.

But it's such a common misconception everybody knows what is meant...
Our site happily states weight

(I guess this removes any doubt people had I was a geek, now they know for sure )
ROFL~! Pounds is not mass, it is a force. n00b

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Whenever they describe the weight of the racket, it is described with a unit of 'Grams' or 'Lbs', when it should be expressed with a unit of 'Newtons' since they're talking about the weight technically. They should express the racket's mass properly.

Just a thought XD
Again... Lbs is a force. At least get the facts straight before you start a thread?

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That person, is thus, ignorant.
Totally agreed with you when people can't even tell that lb is force, not a mass, and start bragging on some internet forum. Woot.

11. this thread is getting no where with both sides not seeing (or deliberately not willing to see) the argument of the other.

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