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Old November 16th, 2011, 08:18   #6
n1das
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I have a minor but important correction to the TDI spotter guide.

Where torque values are specified, the units of torque are incorrectly listed in pounds per foot (lb/ft), i.e., pounds divided by feet. Torque should be listed in foot-pounds (ft-lbs), i.e., feet times pounds or in pound-feet (lb-ft), i.e., pounds times feet. Torque units in metric would be Newton-meters (Nm). While feet per pounds (ft/lbs) and pounds per foot (lbs/ft) are valid units, they are NOT the units of torque at all and each describe something physically different from torque. An easy way to remember it is that torque is always a force times a distance or a distance times a force.

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