when to use the unit Kgf/gf instead of newton/dyne.

Asked by NAYANA MODY | 10th Oct, 2012, 04:05: PM

Expert Answer:

kgf is an old unit of force

1kilogram-force is the force with which the Earth acts upon an object of mass 1 kilogram, at a location where the earth's gravity is 9.81 m/s².
Thus 1 kgf = 9.81 newtons
So Kgf can be used for force if we have not multiplied certain digit by acceleration due to gravity.

Answered by  | 10th Oct, 2012, 11:14: PM

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