# Torque Conversion Calculator

From Open Source Ecology

# Explanation

- An open source ecology ninja must understand all unit systems, not just one system - because our scope is global. We work with whichever unit is most convenient at a working location.
- Kg is a unit of weight - but multiplied by acceleration it is a force. Confusion - people use
*kg* and *kg force* (or *lb* and *lb force*) interchangeably, so one needs to understand what sense the unit is being used in.
- Imperial and metric conversion is confusing
- Eventually, we want to aim for Degeneracy in units as we standardize to one system. MKS makes sense, as it is based on fundamental physical quantities.

# Examples of Calculators

- kg cm to oz in - [1]. Units are consistent between kg cm and oz in.
- in lb to N m - [2]. Units are inconsistent - this really means
*in lb force* to *N m*
*kg m force* to *ft lb force* - [3]. Units are consistent.
- oz in to N cm - [4]
- oz in to ft lb - [5]