Physics Conversions

Astronomical Unit
Defined as the mean distance of the Earth from the Sun.
Atmospheric Pressure
Atmospheric pressure is the force exerted by the weight of the atmosphere of the Earth at ground level.
Bushel
A dry or liquid measure equal to eight gallons.
Carat Precious Stones
A standard measure of weight for precious stones.
Chain
The chain is a unit of length.
Charge
The excess or deficiency of electrons resulting in the body having negative or positive charge.
Cord
An imperial unit of volume used mainly in the timber industry.
Curie
Unit of radioactivity equal to 3.7x1010Bequerels.
Energy
Energy is defined as the capacity of a body for doing work.
Fathom
An old unit of length more normally used to measure the depth of water.
Flow Rate
Volume per unit of time.
Force
A force is that which when acting on a body that is free to move accelerates the motion of the body.
Furlong
A distance of one-eight of a mile.
Gauss
A unit of magnetic field strength, 10-4 tesla.
Grain
An individual crystal in a poly-crystalline metal or alloy.
Hundredweight
Abbreviated as cwt, this is an imperial unit of mass.
Kelvin
The kelvin is the unit of thermodynamic temperature.
kilopond
Another name for kilogram force.
kJ
An abbreviation of kilojoule, one thousand joules. The SI unit of energy is the joule.
Knot
A speed of 1 nautical mile per hour.
kp
Abbreviation of kilopond, another name for kilogram force.
kph
Abbreviation of kilometres per hour, a unit of velocity used by most land based vehicles.
l
The abbreviation of litre, a derived SI unit of volume.
lbf
Abbreviation of pound-force = 4.44822 N
Leak Rate
The rate of gas leakage into or out of a system.
Length
The SI unit of length is the metre.
Light Year
The light year is defined as the distance travelled by electromagnetic radiation in one tropical year.
Lunar Month
1 lunar month = 2.551444x106s
ly
Abbreviation of Light Year.
Mass
The SI unit of mass is the kilogram.
Mass Flow Rate
Defines the volumetric rate with which fluids flow, maintaining the equation of continuity.
maxwell
The CGS unit of magnetic flux, equal to 1x10-8weber.
Megaparsec
One million parsecs.
Micron
A derived SI Unit of length equal to 10-6m
Mile
A unit of distance most commonly used in Britain and the US.
Miles Per Hour
Traditional British unit of velocity used by land based vehicles.
Moments of Inertia
Principal axes for bodies of uniform density.
Mpa
Abbreviation of megapascal.
Mpc
Abbreviation of Megaparsec, one million parsecs.
Nautical Mile
The average distance on the earth's surface subtended by one minute of latitude.
P
The abbreviation of poise, the CGS derived unit of dynamic viscosity of a fluid.
Parsec
1 Parsec = 3.2615 Light Years
Pascal
The SI derived unit of pressure.
Pennyweight
An old unit of mass equal to 24 grains.
Pint
A derived British unit of volume.
Pole
An old English unit of length or the coldest regions on a planet.
Pound
The unit of mass in the British system of units.
Pound Force
pound-force (lbf) = 4.44822 N
Poundal
A derived unit of force in the British system of units.
Power
Power is defined as the rate of doing work.
Pressure
Defined as the force exerted per unit area.
Prony
Unit of power.
Quintal
A hundredweight in the metric system, 100kg.
Radian
The radian is the plane angle between two radii of a circle which cut off on the circumference an arc equal in length to the radius.
Rankine Temperature Scale
An absolute scale of temperature based on degrees Farenheit.
Reaumur Temperature Scale
On the Reaumur temperature scale, abbreviated to R, the ice point is 0R and the steam point is 80R.
Revolutions per Minute
Unit to describe the rate of rotation of a body.
Revolutions per Second
Unit to describe the rate of rotation of a body.
Reyn
British unit of dynamic viscosity.
Rod
An old English unit of length.
rpm
Abbreviation of revolutions per minute.
rps
Abbreviation of revolutions per second.
Scruple
An old unit of weight.
Shed
A unit of nuclear cross-section.
Stathenry
The unit of inductance in the obsolete electrostatic system of units.
Statmho
The unit of conductane in the obsolete electrostatic system of units.
Statohm
The unit of resistance in the obsolete electrostatic system of units.
Statute Mile
A unit of distance most commonly used in Britain and the US.
Sthene
The unit of force in the metre-tonne-second system.
Tablespoon
A convenient unit of capacity.
Teaspoon
A convenient unit of capacity.
Temperature
A measure as to whether two bodies are hot or cold relative to one another.
TOE
Abbreviation of the unit of energy Tonne of Oil Equivalent.
Tonne of Oil Equivalent
A unit of energy equal to 41.868 GJ

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