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Definition of erg?

  1. Dec 2, 2004 #1


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    i would appreciate a simple definiton of "erg" relating to physics. i hope this is in the right forum. i was told ergodic is the math behind erg. i don't speak any japanese, but i do know a little german. thank you.
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  3. Dec 2, 2004 #2

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    An erg is the cgs unit of energy equal to 1 dyne*cm. It is related to the SI unit (Joules) by 1 J=107 erg.
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    Thanks Tom! Much :surprised appreciated.
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