›› Measurement unit: gigajoule

Full name: gigajoule

Plural form: gigajoules

Symbol: GJ

Category type: energy

Scale factor: 1000000000

›› SI unit: joule

The SI derived unit for energy is the joule.
1 joule is equal to 1.0E-9 gigajoule.

›› Convert gigajoule to another unit

Convert gigajoule to  

Valid units must be of the energy type.
You can use this form to select from known units:

Convert gigajoule to  

›› Definition: Gigajoule

The SI prefix "giga" represents a factor of 109, or in exponential notation, 1E9.

So 1 gigajoule = 109 joules.

The definition of a joule is as follows:

The joule (symbol J, also called newton meter, watt second, or coulomb volt) is the SI unit of energy and work. The unit is pronounced to rhyme with "tool", and is named in honor of the physicist James Prescott Joule (1818-1889).

›› Sample conversions: gigajoule

gigajoule to calorie [15 °C]
gigajoule to gallon [U.S.] of distillate no. 2 fuel oil
gigajoule to gallon [U.S.] of LPG
gigajoule to inch ounce
gigajoule to teraelectronvolt
gigajoule to nanojoule
gigajoule to yoctojoule
gigajoule to gigaelectronvolt
gigajoule to terawatthour
gigajoule to gallon [U.S.] of kerosene type jet fuel