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Sanjeev Gupta ghane0 at gmail.com
Wed May 20 09:50:12 EDT 2015

On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 3:02 AM, Richard Clark <rclark at noao.edu> wrote:

> One of its examples of how the "metric system" is
> bad was its confusing use of two units, the newton and the kilogram, to
> measure weight. The US system is so much simpler and sensible with just
> one unit, the pound.

I am not sure of what os common in the general US population, but engineers
I have worked with outside the US used slug vs pound to differentiate mass
vs weight (force).

I also heard one US engineer use pound vs poundal (the pound being mass,
the poundal weight), which he claimed was easier to use (scaling factors,
got rid of the pesky 32.xxx).

Sanjeev Gupta
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