Full name: erg
Plural form: ergs
Category type: energy
Scale factor: 1.0E-7
The SI derived unit for energy is the joule.
1 joule is equal to 10000000 erg.
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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".