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  Weight vs. Mass; What's the Difference?
The pound mass is the older definition of the pound.
The symbol for the pound force is lbf, and the symbol for the ounce force is ozf.
Thus the SI unit of the quantity weight used in this sense is the kilogram (kg) and the verb "to weigh" means "to determine the mass of" or "to have a mass of".
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  pound - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Pound, Ezra (1885-1972), American poet, critic, editor, and translator, considered one of the foremost American literary figures of the 20th...
The pound (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), divided into 100 pence, is the official currency of the United Kingdom and the Crown Dependencies.
The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is the name of a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of...
ca.encarta.msn.com /pound.html   (312 words)

  
  Pound - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The pound troy, probably introduced from France, was in use as early as 1415 and was adopted as the legal standard for gold and silver in 1527.
The standard pound troy, placed together with the standard yard in the custody of the clerk of the House of Commons by a resolution of the House of the 2nd of June 1758, was destroyed at the burning of the houses of parliament in 1834.
The Egyptian pound, written £E, is a gold coin of 100 piastres, and was made the monetary unit of the country by a decree of the 14th of November 1885.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Pound   (672 words)

  
 1 pound weight loss unloads 4 pounds of joint stress in people with knee osteoarthritis
A new study shows that for each pound of body weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in knee joint stress among overweight and obese people with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Although there are no studies that have shown weight loss can slow the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers say a reduction of pressure on the joints of this magnitude would appear to have a major impact on the disease.
But when researchers measured the load on the knee joints, they found that each pound of weight loss was associated with a 4 pound reduction in knee-joint load.
www.medicinenet.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=56207   (490 words)

  
 Pound (currency)
As a unit of currency, the term pound originates from the value of a Troy pound weight of high purity silver.
In the UK, to distinguish the currency from the weight, and from other currencies, a pound is often referred to as a pound sterling or sometimes just sterling.
Irish coins introduced after 1979 (20p and £1) were of a completely different size and weight from the equivalent British coins, as were the 5p and 10p coins after both countries reduced the coins in size in the early 1990s.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/po/Pound_(currency).html   (619 words)

  
 Units: P
The troy and avoirdupois pounds are connected by the grain: there are 5760 grains in a troy pound and 7000 grains in an avoirdupois pound.
Since one pound of mass is 0.453 592 kilograms and the acceleration of gravity averages 9.806 65 meters per second per second at the surface of the Earth, one pound force equals the product of these two numbers, 4.448 221 615 newtons.
One pound mole of a chemical compound is the same number of pounds as the molecular weight of a molecule of that compound measured in atomic mass units.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/units/dictP.html   (9631 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - pound, Weight & Measure (Weights And Measures) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The avoirdupois pound (lb avdp) is now defined in terms of the kilogram, the metric unit of mass; 1 lb avdp is equal to 0.45359237 kg.
The apothecaries' pound is identical to the Troy pound.
As a unit of force, or weight, the pound is the weight that a mass of 1 lb avdp has when the acceleration of gravity has its standard value (9.80665 meters per second per second).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/pound.html   (260 words)

  
 MeasureThat.com -- Weight -- Pound
In the United Kingdom there is a historical link between the pound as a unit of mass and the pound as a unit of currency (the pound sterling), because the unit of currency was defined in the past in terms of a specific quantity of silver.
During the reign of Henry VIII of England, the avoirdupois pound was redefined as 7,000 troy grains.
A Jersey pound is an obsolete units of mass used on the island of Jersey from the 14th century to the 19th century.
www.measurethat.com /weight/pound.html   (1650 words)

  
 The Meade Weight Set
Once you have the slider rail installed, the weights slide on to the rail and the thumbscrews are tightened when the weights are in the proper position.
The Meade weight set is an axial weight set, it does not allow you to move the weights away from the OTA, nor does it allow you to set the weights off center unless you move the rail.
Weights should be added, moved away from, or towards the OTA to achieve balance in the vertical position.
members.aol.com /kewtasheck/weightset.html   (777 words)

  
 2 Weight Pull
Weight pulling is a sport that dates back to the earliest times dogs were used as draft animals.
If a dogs weight is exactly ­55lbs., the owner may enter their dog in either the 45 to 55lb class, or the 55 to 65lb class.
If dogs weight is exactly ­44lbs., the owner may enter their dog in either the 44lb and under class, or the 44 to 64lb.
www.riospitbull.com /weight_pull.htm   (7684 words)

  
 pound avoirdupois
The troy weights were based on those at the Goldsmiths’ Company in London, which the jury compared with the troy standards at the Mint.
While in Britain the pound was based on a British prototype, starting in 1893 (the Mendenhall order) the Americans defined their pound in terms of the International Prototype of the Kilogram, using the equivalence arrived at by the comparison of 1883.
In the United States, the new value was accepted as the value of the pound avoirdupois for all purposes, as it was in the United Kingdom by the Weights and Measures Act of 1963, in which, for the first time, the British government defined the pound in terms of the kilogram.
www.sizes.com /units/pound_avoirdupois.htm   (0 words)

  
 The Pound Weight - its History
This pound was generally reserved for goods of high intrinsic value and importance from gold to "brede" and has had a long eventful history.
To encourage this trade Edward Ill adopted a new aver de-pois-system of weights based on the Florentine ounce of 437 grains which was virtually the Roman ounce of 436 grains This sixteen ounce pound of 6992 grains developed alongside the fifteen troy-ounce merchant's pound, and was regarded as interchangeable with it.
Edward III put a stop to this with a series of weights that were this figure's binary divisions, from a half of 56 lb to a sixteenth - the clove of 7lb, intended to be used for the wool clip.
www.dozenalsociety.org.uk /history/poundhist.html   (2536 words)

  
 Weight Loss and the College Student
If an athlete is 10 pounds overweight, this excess weight can have either a negative or a positive affect on their athletic performance.
Weight loss should be gradual and should not exceed 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Since one pound of body fat = 3500 calories, reducing the caloric intake by 500 calories per day over 7 days should result in a 1 pound weight loss and reducing the diet by 1000 calories per day should result in a 2 pound weight loss per week.
www.middlebury.edu /campuslife/services/healthed/edisorders/weightlossed.htm   (900 words)

  
 Weight Issues In Wrestling--Final Version
All three boys were engaged in dehydrating practices trying to lose weight in order to qualify for their first college-wrestling matches.
Weight loss of more than two pounds per week must involve either dehydration or starvation and it is exactly this type of weight loss that is most damaging to the body.
Among the harmful effects on performance of rapid weight loss are a decrease in strength and power, a decrease in muscle endurance, a decrease in testosterone, and a decrease in isometric endurance and short-term sprinting.
www.vanderbilt.edu /AnS/psychology/health_psychology/Weight-Wrestling.htm   (1710 words)

  
 A 'Pound' With Weight (washingtonpost.com)
At the war's end, Pound was arrested by the U.S. Army and was to stand trial for treason, the penalty for which was death.
Pound's defense claimed the writer was insane and unfit to be tried; thus he was sent to St. Elizabeths, where he remained for 14 years.
While at St. Elizabeths, Pound regularly met with an assortment of artists and writers who were eager to hear the writer espouse his radical theories on politics, economy and art.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A60021-2004Nov18.html   (758 words)

  
 Impossible Weight-Loss Claims" Summary of an FTC Report
To lose one pound of weight, according to a credible expert, the average individual needs a deficit of approximately 3,500 calories between caloric intake and caloric output.
Accordingly, weight loss in the range of two pounds per week over periods of time beyond four weeks (eight or more pounds per month) without restricting caloric intake or increasing exercise is not now scientifically feasible [8].
To lose two pounds per day, as stated in the sample ad, would require the malabsorption of 7000 calories per day, which is impossible given that it is several times the total calories that most people consume on a daily basis, let alone the number of calories consumed from just fat [14].
www.quackwatch.org /01QuackeryRelatedTopics/PhonyAds/weightlossfraud.html   (2836 words)

  
 1 pound weight loss unloads 4 pounds of joint stress in people with knee osteoarthritis
A new study shows that for each pound of body weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in knee joint stress among overweight and obese people with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Although there are no studies that have shown weight loss can slow the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers say a reduction of pressure on the joints of this magnitude would appear to have a major impact on the disease.
But when researchers measured the load on the knee joints, they found that each pound of weight loss was associated with a 4 pound reduction in knee-joint load.
onhealth.webmd.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=56207   (453 words)

  
 National Weight Control Registry - UCHSC Center for Human Nutrition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) was founded in 1993 and is a collaborative venture between Dr. James Hill of the University of Colorado and Dr. Rena Wing of Brown University and University of Pittsburgh.
The NWCR is a longitudinal prospective study of individuals 18 years and older, who have successfully maintained a 30 pound weight loss for a minimum of 1 year.
Two-thirds of these successful weight losers were overweight as children and 60% report a family history of obesity.
www.uchsc.edu /nutrition/WyattJortberg/nwcr.htm   (182 words)

  
 The Pleasanton Express Online Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the 198-pound weight class under Ortiz, Philip Barta of Pleasanton finished eighth with 935 pounds lifted, Guy McKeon of Pleasanton finished 10th and Elmer Luna of Jourdanton finished 12th.
Three Pleasanton boys dominated the field with first place finishes on the JV divison with Victor Lopez finishing in the 114-pound weight division with 630 pounds, Matt Suddell in the 198-pound division with 1,045 pounds lifted and Sabas Garza in the 220-pound weight division with 1,075 pounds lifted.
Other JV boys finishers included Antonio Aguirre in the 148-pound weight class with 745 pounds lifted and Jesus Lozano in the 198-pound weight class with a total of 845 pounds lifted.
www.pleasantonexpress.com /display.asp?story_id=1432&story_type=archive   (445 words)

  
 Weight Pull
Weight Pull Certified Champion (WPCC) Is the first level in a wide field of Weight Pull Champions.
The one dog that has the highest percentage rate pound for pound of the entire show will be awarded the pound for pound award.
Weight dog pulled divided by dogs weight equals the pound for pound pulled.
www.aapba.com /weightpull.html   (1077 words)

  
 pound - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Main » Calendar » World Events » Neopian Pound » Map of Neopia » Weather » Pronunciation » Neopedia...
Pound may refer to: Units *Pound (mass), various units of mass or weight **The number sign, #, known in the US as a pound sign.
**Pound (rail), a unit of rail weight *Pound-force, a unit of force...
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 Not rocket science: Scott Lewis reveals 'secret' to 126-pound weight loss
At first, Scott said, he was losing 12 pounds a week, and now, as he approaches his goal weight, he's only losing two or three pounds a week.
Now, as Scott is within a few pounds of his goal of 200, he says he may take it down another few pounds to 190 or so.
He's spread his secret of weight loss to at least 10 other people who are using NutriSystem to lose weight now, and is willing to speak to civic groups about how he did it.
www.news-reporter.com /news/2007/0208/Front_Page/005.html   (990 words)

  
 Weight Training Exercise Vests - Xvest X8484 84 Pound Weight Training Exercise Vest Shop, Find and Buy at ...
The 20-pound X2020 weighted Xvest is a great way for beginners to burn more calories and tone quickly while walking.
The X8484 Xvest weighted strength training vest is adjustable with individual cylindrical weights from 1 pound to 84 pound to accommodate an extreme fitness regimen.
The amazing X vest weighted workout vest can be used in cardio exercise, body building, military and firefighter training, rehabilitation, or any other type of advanced workout regimen.
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 Weight Loss Magic?
This site claims that you can lose 14 pounds in 14 days, has an 800 number you can call to hear testimonials, and is also an attempt to sign you up as a home distributor of this product.
Despite the fact that these data suggest that no weight loss occurs, there are vague testimonial statements that claim weight losses of 25 pounds in 30 days, and 15 pounds in 11 days.
Weight losses of 3-4 pounds per week are claimed.
www.vanderbilt.edu /ans/psychology/health_psychology/magicweb.htm   (2086 words)

  
 Weight Control
The majority find it easier to control weight if they eat small to moderate amounts of skinless poultry, fish, and lean meats along with plenty of vegetables and fruits that are free of butter and sauce.
Two-thirds of the successful weight losers were overweight as children and 60 percent reported a family history of obesity.
The National Weight Control Registry is a collaborative effort of James Hill, PhD, of the University of Colorado and Rina Wing, PhD, of Brown University and the University of Pittsburgh.
www.uww.edu /uhcs/WeightControl.htm   (5788 words)

  
 Dive Rite Weight Systems - Integrated, Belt, and Trim
The 32 is popular with cold water dry suit divers who must carry a lot of weight to counteract the additional buoyancy caused by heavy undergarments and thicker suit materials.
They are constructed from a nylon fabric tube holding two, three, or four pounds of lead shot with a large grommet at each end of the tube.
A VELCRO closure on the weight's mounting loop means that you can install it without having to unthread their cummerbund or belt.
www.diveriteexpress.com /bcs/weights.shtml   (648 words)

  
 Weight Loss 101: Part 1 | AHealthyMe.com
Weight is a factor in conditions like heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers, infertility, and arthritis.
Since your ideal weight is a range, you might aim anywhere from the top end of the range to the middle.
Weight cycling -- losing a lot of weight over a short time and gaining it back -- is even worse for you than being overweight.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/weightclass1   (1722 words)

  
 Belly Dancing Weight Belts from Visionary Dance Productions
The weight belts are soft, feminine, washable, and the weights are removable.
Because the weights are evenly distributed and close to your body you quickly assimilate the weight as your own.
When the weight is removed your muscles still retain the strength and memory of the workout and with practice the movement becomes part of your natural range of coordination and your isolation and articulation is enhanced.
www.visionarydance.com /weightbelt.html   (2516 words)

  
 Small Weight Loss Takes Big Pressure Off Knee
A new study shows that for each pound of body weight lost, there is a 4-pound reduction in knee joint stress among overweight and obese people with osteoarthritis of the knee.
Although there are no studies that have shown weight loss can slow the progression of osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers say a reduction of pressure on the joints of this magnitude would appear to have a major impact on the disease.
But when researchers measured the load on the knee joints, they found that each pound of weight loss was associated with a 4 pound reduction in knee-joint load.
www.webmd.com /content/article/108/108738.htm   (396 words)

  
 NFHS | Overtime Procedure, 275-Pound Weight Class Changed in High School Wrestling
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 10, 2006) - A change in the overtime procedure and an increase of 10 pounds in the 275-pound weight class are among the revisions in high school wrestling rules for the 2006-07 season.
For the first time since 1987, the limit on the heavyweight class was increased from 275 to 285 pounds.
A wrestler who properly reports to the scorer's table for a dual match cannot be withdrawn or replaced without causing the individual to be disqualified and the weight class forfeited.
www.nfhs.org /web/2006/04/overtime_procedure_275pound_weight_class_changed_in_high_schoo.aspx   (935 words)

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