MEASUREMENT UNITS OF PHYSICS

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Ampere

Practical unit of electric current

Ampere-Hour

Practical unit of quantity of electricity

Bar

Unit of atmospheric pressure in C.G.S system

Board of trade unit (B.T.U)

Unit of electric  power

British Thermal

Unit of quantity of heat in F.P.S  unit(B.TH.U)

Calorie

Unit of quantity of heat in C.G.C system

Candle power

Unit of illuminating power of a source of light

Centigrade

Unit of temperature in C.G.S system

Centimeter

Unit of length in C.G.S SYSTEM

Dioptre

Unit of power of a lens

Dyne

Unit of force in C.G.S system

Electron-volt

Unit of energy

Erg

Unit of work in C.G.S system

Fahrenheit

Unit of temperature in F.P.S system

Foot

Unit of length in F.P.S system

Foot-candle

Unit of intensity of illumination (=one lumen per sq. foot)

Foot-pound

Gravitational unit of work

Foot-poundal

Unit of work in F.P.S system

Gram

Unit of mass in C.G.S  system

Gram-weight

Gravitational unit of force in a C.G.S system

Horse-power

Unit of power in F.PS (HP) system

Kilogram (Kg)

Unit of mass in M.K.S  system (= 100 grams)

Kilowatt

Unit of electric power (=1000 watts)

Kilowatt-hour

Board of trade unit (B.T.U)

(KH)

Practical unit of electric power

Knot

Unit of speed (=nautical mile per hour)

Lambert

Unit of brightness

Light year

Unit of distance for measuring astronomical distances

Liter

Unit of volume capacity in M.K.S system

Meter

Unit of distance in M.K.S system (=1000 cms.)

Newton

Unit of work in M.K.S. system

Ohm

Practical unit of electric  resistance

Pound (lb.)

Unit of mass in F.P.S system

Poundal

Unit of force in F.P.S system

Pound-weight

Gravitation unit of force in F.P.S system

Volt

Practical unit of electric potential and electro motile force of cell

Watt

Unit of power in C.G.S system

X-unit (X.U.)

Unit of length in expressing X-ray waves –lengths
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