Ergs to foot pounds - Metric Tables

ell em envelopes ergs
If you can't find the units you need read the message about similar types below.
You might be asking the impossible by converting into the wrong units.
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These units multiplied by ...... ..this factor will... ..convert to these units.
electromagnetic unit of capacitance 1.00E+09 farad (F)
electromagnetic unit of charge 10 coulomb (C)
electromagnetic unit of current 10 ampere (A)
electromagnetic unit of inductance 1.00E-09 henry (H)
electromagnetic unit of potential 1.00E-08 volt (V)
electromagnetic unit of resistance 1.00E-09 ohm ()
electronvolt 1.6021917E-19 joule (J)
electrostatic unit of capacitance 1.112649E-12 farad
electrostatic unit of charge (franklin) 3.33564E-10 coulomb
electrostatic unit of current 3.33564E-10 ampere
electrostatic unit of inductance 8.98755431E+11 henry
electrostatic unit of potential 299.7925 volt
electrostatic unit of resistance 8.98755431E+11 ohm
ell 114.3 cm
ell 45 inches
em (pica) 0.167 inch
em (pica) 0.4233 cm
envelopes, sheet paper see table metric/UK/US
erg/sec 1 dyne-cm/sec
ergs 9.48E-11 Btu
ergs 1 dyne-centimetres
ergs 7.37E-08 foot-pounds
ergs 2.39E-08 gram-calories
ergs 0.00102 grams-cm
ergs 3.73E-14 horsepower-hrs
ergs 0.0000001 joules
ergs 2.39E-11 kg-calories
ergs 1.02E-08 kg-metres
ergs 2.78E-14 kilowatt-hrs
ergs 2.78E-11 watt-hrs
ergs/sec 5.69E-06 Btu/min
ergs/sec 4.43E-06 ft-lbs/min
ergs/sec 7.38E-08 ft-lbs/sec
ergs/sec 1.34E-10 horsepower
ergs/sec 1.43E-09 kg-calories/min
ergs/sec 1.00E-07 watts
These units multiplied by ...... ..this factor will... ..convert to these units.
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We have tried to be accurate with the above table but cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies.
Go back to first principals and double check your calculations if the result is 'mission critical'.

The scientific notation used in the factors column helps to reduce long numbers to a manageable width. E+01 means moving the decimal point one space to the right so 1.00E+01 is shorthand for 10, then 1.33E+00 stays at 1.33 and 1.33E-01 becomes 0.133. The format tends to be used when the figure gets longer so E+09 or E-09 cuts out a lot of noughts.

Task: How many sq.rods in 10 acres.
From the tables: 1 acre = 160 sq.rods, so
10 acres x 160 = 1600 sq.rods
When you want to reverse the conversion,
divide by the factor viz.
1600 sq.rods/160 = 10 acres

Impossible Conversions
Remember that you cannot create energy only convert it. Likewise, you will not find a conversion from pounds to metres - the basic units must remain the same - mass converted to mass, length converted to length, et al.

You won't usually find a conversion from kilograms to grams - the prefix 'kilo' means '1,000' so a kilogram is in fact 1,000 grams in the same way as a kilometer is 1,000 metres [or about 1,000 yards in 'old money']. I have put a few in the table because visitors have asked for them. More examples can be found on the prefix table.

One handy metric link between units to remember is that 1 Litre [1000cc] of pure water weighs 1 kilogram.

If accuracy is critical beware of old versions of MS Excel which had problems rounding off numbers.

Metrication is a great help but has also created anomalies; I have seen pressure gauges changed from a commonly used psi to kg/cm.sq., bar, pascal, kPa and atmos but will no doubt move to a popular metric standard in a few decades.

More information on the SI System (Le Système International d'Unités) base units and definitions.


last modified: 6th. September 2011

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