Units tonnes representing the weight? Or unit that represents the size?
Another article " outrageous and tons say units But ", I was allowed to talk from history for the" t "is a unit of mass.
Three tons, "British tons and rice tons of imperial", I you there was a "Buddha tons of metric" that use in everyday.
Actually t Not only the weight, it is also a unit representing the size!
In ..., one it is a problem here is sudden.
- Q. I will be here with the water there is Buddha tons 1. What some volume of water at this time?
Although it is that it was learned in elementary school, but I think also for many people in trouble surprisingly Once abruptly asked.
Though smoothly I definition of mathematics is no problem if me out, but it is one that is quite forgotten.
- In as A. definition, it is if water 1 Buddha ton = 1,000kg = 1,000 liters = 1 cubic meter (cubic meters)!
Volume, which was converted from water 1 Buddha ton in the shipping industry, on the basis of the one Buddha ton = 1 cubic meters, respectively the weight and volume of cargo that is entrusted, to calculate the cost whichever scales large as "Level Newton".
(For level Newton this article " level Newton (Revenue Ton) is? and "Please see the)
In Japan, it is a "British ton" too unfamiliar, but the ship of the world is by far the a major is more of the "British ton!"
And also in this "British ton", it has a ton that was converted to the same volume as the "Buddha tons".
Origin of the "British ton," but I was allowed to talk about that are coming from the sound of the barrel, the volume occupied by the space when you put the barrel at the time had been with 40 cubic feet.
Since 1 feet = 0.3048 meters, it is the "1 UK ton = 40 cubic feet = 1.13267 cubic meters."
It has been used as the unit that represents the size of the cargo hold of the ship in is said to be "Dead (lowest) volume ton", general cargo ships and tankers even now.
But, not only the cargo to the ship, I think you also cruise ships that carry human beings.
In fact, in the room of the cruise ship there is another ton unit of "guests in a room = 1 British ton = 100 cubic feet = 2.831684 cubic meters", this is the design and passenger ships, we are now used to indicate the magnitude You.
1 British ton is set for the room is called "gross tons", to indicate the size of the ship, and I is used as an international basis.
Based on the 100 cubic feet for passenger ships, why the British one tons's the been re-set? Do not you think I?
The original standard, it was based on the space enough to enter the cargo hold.
But it is natural because is different from cargo and humans, it became necessary a new unit set to be converted into "Ichitaru → one person."
In has been converted for the human beings, I think of how much variety of size me this "100 cubic feet"?
Speaking as a measure of approximately, 1 room of Capsule Hotel is equivalent to "100 cubic feet."
It is like the minimum required space to use when a person sleeps (volume) was used as a reference.
Then a little strange feeling, but I to represent the world the size of the ship, it is usually "t" representing the weight is used in this manner.
... In fact, because there still are a lot of types of further tonnage, you say that it is not confirmed that chitin whether "what weight do?" Or "What size?" Is let's keep in mind that it becomes confused!
In everyday life in Japan and say "tons" normally, but I become "Buddha ton", but I have become a "reference is British tons by ship of the world."
Moreover Nante there is a "dead-volume ton" and "gross tons", I think you too really confusing ....