Definitions for: Erg


[n] a cgs unit of work or energy; the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter



Webster (1913) Definition: Erg, n. [Gr. ? work.] (Physics)
The unit of work or energy in the C. G. S. system, being the
amount of work done by a dyne working through a distance of
one centimeter; the amount of energy expended in moving a
body one centimeter against a force of one dyne. One foot
pound is equal to 13,560,000 ergs.

See Also: energy unit, heat unit, J, joule, watt second, work unit

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