Kilopond


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Kilopond

 

a designation for a unit of force in the mks system of units that has been adopted in several European countries (the German Democratic Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany, Austria, and Sweden); designation kp. In the USSR the corresponding unit is called the kilogram-force.

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He also estimates 1780 people (each with a force of 50 kiloponds -- a kilopond is the force of 1 kg of mass in the earth's gravitational field) were required to pull the largest block (106,000 kiloponds) up to the fort along the fort ramp, following this with a discussion of how the resistance/weight of such a block might have been reduced and how large numbers of people might be deployed in a formation to move such blocks.