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Postby Jacob Puchalski 1G » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:30 pm

Why is the SI unit of mass kg, not g?

Vanessa Chuang 4F
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Re: Kg

Postby Vanessa Chuang 4F » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:39 pm

Honestly it just is. SI units are really a construct - there isn't a particular purpose as to why kg was assigned as the SI foundation unit and not g.

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Re: Kg

Postby SMIYAZAKI_1B » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:10 pm

There are a lot of suggestions that are made and one of them suggests about the Kg being able to accommodate ampere and volt. Some do say that it is rather because of political controversies but I do believe that it is because it was more used unit over grams.

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Re: Kg

Postby simmoneokamoto3K » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:56 pm

FOr this class at least, I don't think we'll go into too much depth why we use kg but just know that when you're solving an equation, the values of the mass should be in kg

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Re: Kg

Postby RBergtraun_3A » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:28 pm

you can easily convert between. 10^3.

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