Problem 1-8| General Principles| Engineering Mechanics: Statics| RC Hibbeler

The specific weight (wt./vol.) of brass is 520 lb/ft³. Determine its density (mass/vol.) in SI units. Use an appropriate prefix. 

Solution:

First, we will convert 1 Pa to lb/ft².

520\:lb/ft^3=\left(\frac{520\:lb}{ft^3}\right)\left(\frac{1\:ft}{0.3048\:m}\right)^3\left(\frac{4.448\:N}{1\:lb}\right)\left(\frac{1\:kg}{9.81\:N}\right)=8.33\:Mg/m^3

 

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