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 Author: sparky_wbc Time: 05/05/09 08:11 PST This is a reply to message no. 1 by wuby Reply | Original Message | New Topic | List Topics | List Messages on This Topic
 Current Topic:Has anybody heard of a unit called snail? Ninjatron, Good catch on the factor of 12.  I'd only add a clarification that I consider the definition of a snail to be: 1 lbf*sec^2/in, where lbf is a pound-force.  I always avoid using the unit abbreviation lb, as it is ambiguous and could be used to represent a pound-force (lbf) or a pound-mass (lbm). And just for fun, I'd like to propose a new unit, that will likely never need to be used by anyone for any practical analysis.  I call it the whorl. 1whorl=1 lbf*sec^2/(0.001in)=1000lbf*sec^2/in The narrow mouthed Whorl snail is only about the size of a grain of sand: Narrow Mouthed Whorl Snail.
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