Kilopondmetre
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kilopondmetre  

Unit system  Gravitational metric system 
Unit of  Torque, Energy 
Symbol  kp·m or m·kp 
Unit conversions  
1 kp·m in ...  ... is equal to ... 
SI 
9.80665 N·m 9.80665 J 
The Kilopondmetre is an obsolete unit of torque^{[1]} and energy^{[2]} in the gravitational metric system. It is abbreviated kp·m or m·kp, older publications often use mkg and kgm as well.
Torque is a product of the length of a lever and the force applied to the lever. One kilopond is the force applied to one kilogram due to gravitational acceleration; this force is exactly 9.80665 N. This means 1 kp·m = 9.80665 kg·m^{2}/s^{2} = 9.80665 N·m.
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