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    Is there a difference between saying kilogram metres per second

    and kilograms per metre per second?

    besides the extra per and loss of s after metre in the second phrase is there a difference?
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    If I'm not mistaken, kg per meter per second is also kgs/m because when you divide by a value, its also the same a multiplying by the reciprocal.
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    (Original post by ravioliyears)
    If I'm not mistaken, kg per meter per second is also kgs/m because when you divide by a value, its also the same a multiplying by the reciprocal.
    hmmm my friend said they were the same and i was sure they were but he insisted they were so i'm here now asking this question
    so kilogram metres per second is
    \dfrac {kgm}{s}
    but what you think is
    kg per meter per second is
    \dfrac{kg}{\dfrac{m}{s}}??
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    Is there a difference between saying kilogram metres per second

    and kilograms per metre per second?

    besides the extra per and loss of s after metre in the second phrase is there a difference?
    Without any brackets to specify, that's read as kilograms metres per second is kgm/s.

    kilograms per metre per second is read as kg/(ms)
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Without any brackets to specify, that's read as kilograms metres per second is kgm/s.

    kilograms per metre per second is read as kg/(ms)
    i would've thought that mean kg/m/s instead?
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    i would've thought that mean kg/m/s instead?
    Nopes. You read acceleration as metres per second per second. This mean m/(ss) = m/(s^2). Not m/(s/s) = m... That's nonsensical.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Nopes. You read acceleration as metres per second per second. This mean m/(ss) = m/(s^2). Not m/(s/s) = m... That's nonsensical.
    ok so the end result is it's different thanks for clarifying all ^-^
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    (Original post by thefatone)
    ok so the end result is it's different thanks for clarifying all ^-^
    Yes. No worries.
 
 
 
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