Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Charles Coldwell (
Sat, 14 Oct 1995 13:39:12 GMT

: In article <45jpra$>,
: David H. Lee <davelee@davelee> wrote:
: >[snip]
: >
: >: Methinks that any who advocates metric numbers is in the wrong
: >: business.
: >
: >Okay, lets see *you* do classical mechanics and E&M using imperial units.
: >Hmmm lbs.. is that force or mass? hmm. whats a slug?
: >horsepower?! what does a horse have to do with power?
: >etc.

1 HP = 746 Watts, approximately. This is how much power the average
horse can provide during a working day without fatiguing. It was
first measured by James Watt, of course.