From: "Scott C. Bernard" <scott(--nospam--at)ubsdesign.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 10:38:48 -0400
My original training was in classical physics which defined a slug as the
unit of mass and the pound (lb) as the unit of force for the British system
of units. It wasn't until I changed to the realm of engineering that I saw
the use of lb-mass, which I found to be odd.
Thanks again for the clarification!
Scott C. Bernard, E.I.T.
Structural Engineer/Universal Erectors
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From: Mark Gilligan [mailto:MarkKGilligan(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 11:24 AM
Subject: RE: Purpose?
A pound can be a unit of mass or a unit of force depending on the system
you decide to use. Engineers typically use a pound as a unit of force.
>Can someone explain the difference between a slug and a lb-mass? I was
always under the impression that a slug was the British unit for mass and
now I see lb-mass used.