›› Measurement unit: erg

Full name: erg

Plural form: ergs

Category type: energy

Scale factor: 1.0E-7


›› SI unit: joule

The SI derived unit for energy is the joule.
1 joule is equal to 10000000 erg.


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›› Definition: Erg

An erg is the unit of energy and mechanical work in the centimetre-gram-second (CGS) system of units, symbol "erg". Its name is derived from the Greek word meaning "work".


›› Sample conversions: erg

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