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Kg

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:30 pm
by Jacob Puchalski 1G
Why is the SI unit of mass kg, not g?

Re: Kg

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:39 pm
by Vanessa Chuang 4F
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.

Re: Kg

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:10 pm
by SMIYAZAKI_1B
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.

Re: Kg

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:56 pm
by simmoneokamoto3K
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

Re: Kg

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:28 pm
by RBergtraun_3A
you can easily convert between. 10^3.