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RE: Mathcad question

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You can make your own units in Mathcad.  After typing k:1000*lbf, k
may be used for kips.  Kip is "a 1000-pound unit of weight"; please
don't let the etymology of the word be a source of confusion.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Conrad Guymon [mailto:conrad(--nospam--at)karren.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 11:12 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Mathcad question


I know that, but after years of using lb in hand calculations, using
lbf in
MathCAD is just plain annoying (although technically correct). :)

The variable that I would like to see in MathCAD is k for kips.  Which
brings up the question, is that kips as in 1000 lb, or kips as in 1000
kg?

Conrad Guymon, P.E.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nels Roselund" <n.roselund(--nospam--at)worldnet.att.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: Mathcad question


> Mark,
>
> Mathcad recognizes lbf for pounds force.
>
> Nels Roselund
> Structural Engineer
>
>
>