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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] Commented: (OFFICE-2615) 5.16.18 CONVERT,what is "slug"

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David Wheeler  commented on OFFICE-2615:

One slug is the mass that will accelerate by one foot per second squared when acted on by one pound-force.  Typically a "pound" is a weight (like SI's "Newton"), so if you need to measure *mass* you need a different unit.  The traditional measure for mass in English customary (Imperial) units is "slug" (like SI's "kilogram").  Some people use pound-mass, but in my experience, if a speaker says "pound" they mean "weight" (if the speaker understands the difference at all).  If you think that inches/feet/yards/miles, pounds and tons, acres, and so on is overly complicated, you're absolutely right.  Those of you who live in countries that exclusively use SI are lucky :-).  Perhaps functions like CONVERT will help more people use SI.

> 5.16.18 CONVERT, what is "slug"
> -------------------------------
>                 Key: OFFICE-2615
>                 URL: http://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/OFFICE-2615
>             Project: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: OpenFormula
>    Affects Versions: ODF 1.2 Part 2 CD 1
>            Reporter: Bart Hanssens
>            Priority: Minor
> I've never heard of the unit "slug" before
> Since most other Imperial units have some definition and/or measurement in metric units, it would be nice to add it here as well.

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