CGS unit


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CGS unit

An obsolete absolute unit of the centimeter-gram-second system.
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So, if on one side of E = [mc.sup.2] you give m in grams and c in centimeters/second, on that side of the equation you have not just numbers but also "grams x centimeters x centimeters / (seconds x seconds)." And sure enough, that string of base units defines the cgs unit of energy: the erg.
"Importantly," says CGS unit manager Dr Edgar Stettler, "unlike geological surveying, airborne geophysical survey enables us to see below the surface, and airborne surveys cover large areas rapidly.
The updated DVE also offers a choice of scientific units for viscosity measurement including both cgs units: cP (centipoises) and P (Poise), and SI units: Pa-s (Pascal-seconds) and mPa-s (milliPascal-seconds).