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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erg(noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erg(noun)

    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


  1. Erg

    An erg is the unit of energy and mechanical work in the centimetre–gram–second system of units, symbol "erg". Its name is derived from the Greek ergon, meaning "work". An erg is the amount of work done by a force of one dyne exerted for a distance of one centimeter. In the CGS base units, it is equal to one gram centimeter-squared per second-squared. It is thus equal to 10−7 joules or 100 nanojoules in SI units. 1 erg = 10−7 J = 100 nJ 1 erg = 624.15 GeV = 6.2415×10^11 eV 1 erg = 1 dyne cm = 1 g·cm²/s²

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Erg

    The absolute or fundamental C. G. S. unit of work or energy. The work done or energy expended in moving a body through one centimeter against a resistance of one dyne.

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