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Subject: convert units
Category: Science > Math
Asked by: asesto-ga
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Posted: 07 Oct 2004 09:45 PDT
Expires: 06 Nov 2004 08:45 PST
Question ID: 411567
How do i convert units MPa to mN/mm^2 ?
Subject: Re: convert units
Answered By: aht-ga on 07 Oct 2004 19:34 PDT

If you refer to:

You will see that a Pascal is derived from one Newton over one square
meter (N/m^2).

Now, in your question, you have values in MPa that you wish to convert
to nN/mm^2. First, write out the units by expanding the prefixes:

So, you have:

MPa = 10^6 Pa = 10^6 N/m^2

continuing on, let's convert the N to mN:

10^6 N/m^2 = (10^6) * (10^3) mN/m^2

now, convert the m^2 to mm^2:

(10^6) * (10^3) mN/(m * m) = (10^6) * (10^3) mN / ( (10^3) mm * (10^3) mm)

= (10^3) * (10^3) * (10^3) mN / ((10^3) * (10^3) mm^2

= (10^3) mN/mm^2

Which is the long way of explaining how 1 MPa is equal to 1000
mN/mm^2. So, if you have for example 0.1013 MPa, that is equal to
101.3 mN/mm^2.

I hope that this helps you. You can also confirm this by using an
online converter such as:


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Subject: Re: convert units
From: citson-ga on 07 Oct 2004 11:11 PDT
Multiply by 1000.

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