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Linear density

Definition

The linear density is the physical measure, which defines the ratio of the mass of the body to its linear parameter (ordinarily, the length).

1 kilogram per metre is the linear density of a homogeneous body with a mass of 1 kilogram for the linear dimension of 1 meter.

 

system of units:   SI;
statute:   derived unit;
name the value:   r;
unit name:   kilogram per metre;
symbol unit:   kg/m;
relationship of definition:   r = m/L;
dimension:   M L-1;
expression in other units:   lb/ft, lb/in, tex;

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Units of measurement

namesymbol value in SI unit:
kg/m
note
1 denier, denD≈ 1.(1) × 10-7 
1 pound per footlb/ft≈ 1.488 164 
1 pound per inchlb/in≈ 17.857 97 
1 pound per yardlb/yd≈ 0.496 054 6 
1 textex= 1.0-6