inch-lb or lb-inches

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inch-lb or lb-inches

Postby Bob S. » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:08 pm

can someone tell me wy we say inch-lb instead of lb-inches

or why they say newton-meters instead of meter-newtons
Bob S.

Postby Guest » Wed Aug 10, 2005 7:03 pm

On the in-lb, I don't know.

If we said meter-newtons, the symbol would be mN, but how would you tell that from a millinewton? The order is "required" by the rules for symbols.

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