megalerg


megalerg
   a CGS unit of energy equal to 106 ergs or 0.1 joule (0.073 756 foot pound). The "l" was added to "mega-erg" to make the unit pronounceable.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • Megalerg — Meg a*lerg, n. [Megalo + erg.] (Physics) A million ergs; a megerg. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • megalerg — Megerg Meg erg , n. [Mega + erg.] (Physics) One of the larger measures of work, amounting to one million ergs; called also {megalerg}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Megerg — Meg erg , n. [Mega + erg.] (Physics) One of the larger measures of work, amounting to one million ergs; called also {megalerg}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erg —    the unit of work or energy in the CGS system, equal to the work done by a force of one dyne acting through a distance of one centimeter. Equivalently, one erg is the kinetic energy of a mass of 2 grams moving at a velocity of 1 cm/sec. This is …   Dictionary of units of measurement


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