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The Centimeter-Gram-Second (CGS) System of Units

 

Description

Examples

Description

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The CGS system of units has the centimeter, gram, and second as its base units.  Although the default CGS system does not include units of electricity or magnetism, the electrostatic and electromagnetic systems, which are also based in the centimeter, gram, and second, do.

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When used in conjunction with the UseSystem command, the CGS system sets the following units for the given dimensions.

Dimension Name

Unit Name

 

 

length

centimeter

mass

gram

time

second

speed

kyne

acceleration

gal

force

dyne

energy

erg

power

erg/second

pressure

barye

plane angle

radian

solid angle

steradian

Examples

Notes: 

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To enter a unit in 2-D Math input, select the unit from the appropriate Units palette. If the unit you want is not there, select unit and then enter the unit.

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In Maple 2015 and later versions, the double brackets around a unit are not displayed unless you are editing the unit.

withUnits[Standard]:

Units[UseSystem]'CGS'

5'kg''m''s'

5kgms

(1)

combine,'units'

500000gcms

(2)

's'

500000dyn

(3)

'cm'2

500000barye

(4)

See Also

Units

Units/Index

Units/Standard

Units/Systems

Units[EMU]

Units[ESU]

Units[UseSystem]

 


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