# What Physical Quantity has SI Unit $kg \cdot m$,? [duplicate]

What is the physical quantity that has SI (System International) unit of $kg \cdot m$ (kilogram meters)?

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## marked as duplicate by Waffle's Crazy Peanut, Emilio Pisanty, Manishearth♦Apr 26 '13 at 9:25

Sometimes torque is specified in kilogram-meter meaning the weight of 1 kilogram mass at one meter lever. Assumes standard gravity of $g=9.80665 \rm m/s^2$ –  ja72 Apr 25 '13 at 13:16

A simple googling (takes barely 30 secs max.) can tell you the answer. Moment is something that has the "distance" along with it. Hence, moment of mass is $\mathrm{m\times kg}$. If you require another moment, $\mathrm{m^2\times kg}$. Probably, these first & second moments are engineering parameters.