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Conversion of units

From Academic Kids

This article lists conversion factors between a number of units of measurement.


Contents

Rounding of results

An important thing to remember is that the process of making a conversion cannot give you any more precise results than what you started with. While many of the conversion factors given in the tables below are exact, and others while not exact contain many significant digits, all the numbers you get after performing calculations on a calculator or with pencil and paper are not meaningful.

After using these conversion factors, be sure to round off the results appropriately.

See also

Tables of conversion factors

Key:
≡ — definition
= — exactly equal to
≈ — approximately equal to
(digits) — indicates the digits repeat infinitely

Length

Length, l
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
metre (SI base unit) m ≡ m = m
fermi fm ≡ 1.00010-15 m = 1.00010-15 m
x unit; siegbahn xu ≈ 1.002110-13 m
stigma; pm   ≡ 1.00010-12 m ≡ 1.00010-12 m
Bohr radius a0; b α/(4πR) ≈ 5.291 772 08310-11 1910-20 m
atomic unit of length au ≡ a0 ≈ 5.291 772 08310-11 1910-20 m
ngstrm ≡ 1.00010-10m = 0.1 nm
micron µ, µm ≡ 1.00010-6m
twip twp ≡ 1/1440 in ≈ 1.763 88910-5 m
mil; thou mil ≡ 1.00010-3 in = 2.5410-5 m
mickey   ≡ 1/200 in = 1.2710-4 m
point (ATA) pt ≡ 0.013837 in = 0.351 459 8 mm
point (PostScript) pt ≡ 1/72 in ≈ 0.352 778 mm
point (metric) pt ≡ 3/8 mm = 0.375 mm
point (Didot; European) pt ≡ 0.376 065 mm
line ln ≡ 1/12 in ≈ 2.116 667 mm
barley corn   ≡ 1/3 in ≈ 8.466 667 mm
finger   ≡ 7/8 in = 22.225 mm
inch in ≡ 1/36 yd = 25.4 mm
calibre cal ≡ 1 in = 25.4 mm
stick   ≡ 2 in = 50.8 mm
nail (cloth)   ≡ 2 in = 57.15 mm
palm   ≡ 3 in = 76.2 mm
hand   ≡ 4 in = 0.1016 m
finger (cloth)   ≡ 4 in = 0.1143 m
span   ≡ 6 in = 0.1524 m
link (Gunter's) lnk ≡ 1/100 ch = 0.201 168 m
span (cloth)   ≡ 9 in = 0.2286 m
quarter   ≡ yd = 0.2286 m
link (Ramden's; Engineer's) lnk ≡ 1 ft = 0.3048 m
foot (Clarke's; Cape) ft (Cla) ≈ 0.304 797 265 4 m
foot (Sear's) ft (Sear) ≈ 0.304 799 47 m
foot (Indian) ft Ind ≈ 0.304 799 514 m
foot (Benot) ft (Ben) ≈ 0.304 799 735 m
foot ft ≡ 12 in = 0.3048 m
foot (American; U.S. Survey) ft (US) ≡ 1200/3937 m ≈ 0.304 800 610 m
cubit   ≡ 18 in = 0.4572 m
pace   ≡ 2 ft = 0.762 m
yard yd ≡ 3 ft = 0.9144 m
ell ell ≡ 45 in = 1.143 m
fathom fm ≡ 6 ft = 1.8288 m
≡ 1/1000 NM = 1.852 m
rod; pole; perch rd ≡ 16 ft = 5.0292 m
rope rope ≡ 20 ft = 6.096 m
chain (Gunter's) ch ≡ 66 ft = 20.1168 m
chain (Ramden's; Engineer's) ch ≡ 100 ft = 30.48 m
cable length (International)   ≡ 1/10 NM = 185.2 m
cable length (Imperial)   ≡ 608 ft = 185.3184 m
furlong fur ≡ 660 ft = 201.168 m
cable length (U.S.)   ≡ 720 ft = 219.456 m
mile mi ≡ 1760 yd = 5280 ft = 1609.344 m
mile (U.S. Survey) mi ≡ 5280 ft (US) = 52801200/3937 m ≈ 1609.347 219 m
nautical mile NM; nm ≡ 1852 m
nautical mile (Admiralty) NM (Adm); nm (Adm) ≡ 6080 ft = 1853.184 m
geographical mile mi ≡ 6082 ft = 1853.7936 m
telegraph mile mi ≡ 6087 ft = 1855.3176 m
league lea ≡ 3 mi = 4828.032 m
nautical league NL; nl ≡ 3 NM = 5556 m
light-second   ≡ 2.997 924 58108 m
light-minute   ≡ 60 light-seconds = 1.798 754 7481010 m
astronomical unit AU = 149 597 870.691 0.030 km
spat S ≡ 1012 m = 1 Tm
light-hour   ≡ 60 light-minutes = 1.079 252 848 81012 m
light-day   ≡ 24 light-hours = 2.590 206 837 121013 m
light-year l.y. c086 400365.25 = 9.460 730 472 580 81015 m
parsec pc ≈ 1806060/π AU

≈ 206 264.806 25 AU
= 3.261 563 776 9 610-10 light-years

= 3.085 677 581 31016 6106 m

Area

Area, A
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
square metre (SI unit) m ≡ 1 m 1 m
barn b ≡ 10-28 m
circular mil; circular thou circ mil ≡ π/4 mil ≈ 5.067 07510-10 m
square mil; square thou sq mil ≡ 1 mil = 6.451610-10 m
circular inch circ in ≡ π/4 in ≈ 5.067 07510-4 m
square inch sq in ≡ 1 in = 6.451610-4 m
board bd ≡ 1 in 1 ft = 7.741 9210-3 m
square link sq lnk ≡ 1 lnk = 4.046 856 422 410-2 m
square foot sq ft ≡ 1 ft = 9.290 30410-2 m
square yard sq yd ≡ 1 yd = 0.836 127 36 m
cord   ≡ 192 bd = 1.486 448 64 m
boiler horsepower equivalent direct radiation bhp EDR ≡ 1 sq ft 1 bhp / 240 BTUIT/h ≈ 12.958 174 m
square rod/pole/perch sq rd ≡ 1 rd = 25.292 852 64 m
are a ≡ 100 m
square chain sq ch ≡ 1 ch = 404.685 642 24 m
dunam   ≡ 1000 m
rood ro ≡ ac = 1011.714 105 6 m
acre ac ≡ 10 sq ch = 4840 sq yd = 4046.856 422 4 m
hectare ha ≡ 10 000 m = 0.01 km
yardland   ≡ 30 ac = 1.214 056 926 72105 m
hide   ≡ 100 ac = 4.046 856 422 4105 m
square kilometre km ≡ 1 km = 106 m
square mile; section sq mi ≡ 1 mi = 2.589 988 110 336106 m
square statute mile; square U.S. Survey mile sq mi ≡ 1 mi (US) ≈ 2.589 998106 m
township   ≡ 36 sq mi (US) ≈ 9.323 994107 m
barony   ≡ 4000 ac = 1.618 742 568 96107 m

Volume

Volume, V
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
cubic metre (SI unit) m ≡ 1 m 1 m 1 m
litre L ≡ 1 dm
lambda λ ≡ 1 mm = 1 μL
drop (metric)   ≡ 1/20 mL = 0.05 mL
minim (Imperial) min ≡ 1/480 fl oz (Imp) = 1/60 fl dr (Imp) ≈ 0.059 193 880 208 333 mL
minim (U.S.) min ≡ 1/480 US fl oz = 1/60 US fl dr = 0.061 611 519 921 875 mL
drop (U.S.) (alt) gtt ≡ 1/456 US fl oz ≈ 0.064 854 231 mL
drop (Imperial) (alt) gtt ≡ 1/1824 gi (Imp) ≈ 0.077 886 684 mL
drop (U.S.) gtt ≡ 1/360 US fl oz = 0.082 148 693 229 1(6) mL
drop (medical)   ≡ 1/12 mL = 0.08(3) mL
drop (Imperial) gtt ≡ 1/288 fl oz (Imp) = 0.098 656 467 013 (8) mL
dash (U.S.)   ≡ 1/96 US fl oz = US pinch = 0.308 057 599 609 375 mL
dash (Imperial)   ≡ 1/384 gi (Imp) = pinch (Imp) = 0.369 961 751 302 08(3) mL
pinch (U.S.)   ≡ 1/48 US fl oz = 1/8 US tsp = 0.616 115 199 218 75 mL
pinch (Imperial)   ≡ 1/192 gi (Imp) = 1/8 tsp (Imp) = 0.739 923 502 604 1(6) mL
fluid scruple (Imperial) fl s ≡ 1/24 fl oz (Imp) = 1.183 877 604 1(6) mL
drachm (fluid); dram (Imperial fluid); Imperial fluidram fl dr ≡ 1/8 fl oz (Imp) = 3.551 632 812 5 mL
dram (U.S. fluid); U.S. fluidram fl dr ≡ 1/8 US fl oz = 3.696 691 195 312 5 mL
teaspoon (Canadian) tsp ≡ 1/6 fl oz (Imp) ≈ 4.735 510 416 667 mL
teaspoon (U.S.) tsp ≡ 1/6 US fl oz = 4.928 921 595 mL
teaspoon (metric)   ≡ 5 mL
teaspoon (Imperial) tsp ≡ 1/24 gi (Imp) = 5.919 388 020 8(3) mL
dessertspoon (Imperial)   ≡ 1/12 gi (Imp) = 11.838 776 041 (6) mL
tablespoon (Canadian) tbsp ≡ fl oz (Imp) = 14.206 531 25 mL
tablespoon (U.S.) tbsp ≡ US fl oz = 14.786 764 782 5 mL
tablespoon (metric)   ≡ 15 mL
cubic inch cu in ≡ 1 in = 16.387 064 mL
tablespoon (Imperial) tbsp ≡ 5/8 fl oz (Imp) = 17.758 164 062 5 mL
pony   ≡ 3/4 US fl oz = 22.180 147 171 875 mL
fluid ounce (Imperial) fl oz (Imp) ≡ 1/160 gal (Imp) = 28.413 062 5 mL
fluid ounce (U.S.) fl oz (US) ≡ 1/128 gal (US) = 29.573 529 562 5 mL
shot   ≡ 1 US fl oz = 29.573 529 562 5 mL
jigger   ≡ 1 US fl oz = 44.360 294 343 75 mL
gill (U.S.) gi (US) ≡ 4 US fl oz = 118.294 118 25 mL
gill (Imperial); Noggin gi (Imp); nog ≡ 5 fl oz (Imp) = 142.065 312 5 mL
cup (Canadian) c (CA) ≡ 8 fl oz (Imp) = 227.3045 mL
cup (U.S.) c (US) ≡ 1/16 gal (US) = 236.588 236 5 mL
cup (metric) c ≡ 250 mL
breakfast cup   ≡ 10 fl oz (Imp) = 284.130 625 mL
pint (U.S. fluid) pt (US fl) ≡ 1/8 gal (US) = 473.176 473 mL
pint (U.S. dry) pt (US dry) ≡ 1/4 bu (US lvl) = 0.550 610 471 357 5 L
pint (Imperial) pt (Imp) ≡ 1/8 gal (Imp) = 0.568 261 25 L
fifth   ≡ 1/5 US gal = 0.757 082 356 8 L
quart (U.S. fluid) qt (US) ≡ 1/4 gal (US fl) = 0.946 352 946 L
quart (U.S. dry) qt (US) ≡ 1/32 bu (US lvl) = gal (US dry) = 1.101 220 942 715 L
quart (Imperial) qt (Imp) ≡ gal (Imp) = 1.136 522 5 L
pottle; quartern   ≡ gal (Imp) = 80 fl oz (Imp) = 2.273 045 L
board-foot fbm ≡ 144 cu in = 2.359 737 216 L
gallon (U.S. fluid; Wine) gal (US) ≡ 231 cu in = 3.785 411 784 L
gallon (U.S. dry) gal (US) ≡ 1/8 bu (US lvl) = 4.404 883 770 86 L
gallon (Imperial) gal (Imp) = 4.546 09 L
beer gallon beer gal ≡ 282 cu in = 4.621 152 048 L
peck (U.S. dry) pk ≡ US lvl bu = 8.809 767 541 72 L
peck (Imperial) pk ≡ 2 gal (Imp) = 9.092 18 L
bucket (Imperial) bkt ≡ 4 gal (Imp) = 18.184 36 L
timber foot   ≡ 1 cu ft = 28.316 846 592 L
cubic foot cu ft ≡ 1 ft 1 ft 1 ft = 28.316 846 592 L
firkin   ≡ 9 gal (US) = 34.068 706 056 L
bushel (U.S. dry level) bu (US lvl) ≡ 2150.42 cu in = 35.239 070 166 88 L
bushel (Imperial) bu (Imp) ≡ 8 gal (Imp) = 36.368 72 L
bushel (U.S. dry heaped) bu (US) ≡ 1 bu (US lvl) = 44.048 837 708 6 L
strike (U.S.)   ≡ 2 bu (US lvl) = 70.478 140 333 76 L
strike (Imperial)   ≡ 2 bu (Imp) = 72.737 44 L
kilderkin   ≡ 18 gal (Imp) = 81.829 62 L
sack (U.S.)   ≡ 3 bu (US lvl) = 105.717 210 500 64 L
sack (Imperial); bag   ≡ 3 bu (Imp) = 109.106 16 L
barrel (U.S. dry) bl (US) ≡ 105 qt (US) = 105/32 bu (US lvl) = 115.628 198 985 075 L
barrel (U.S. fluid) fl bl (US) ≡ 31 gal (US) = 119.240 471 196 L
coomb   ≡ 4 bu (Imp) = 145.474 88 L
barrel (petroleum) bl ≡ 42 gal (US) = 158.987 294 928 L
barrel (Imperial) bl (Imp) ≡ 36 gal (Imp) = 163.659 24 L
hogshead (U.S.) hhd (US) ≡ 2 fl bl (US) = 238.480 942 392 L
seam   ≡ 8 bu (US lvl) = 281.912 561 335 04 L
quarter; pail   ≡ 8 bu (Imp) = 290.949 76 L
hogshead (Imperial) hhd (Imp) ≡ 2 bl (Imp) = 327.318 48 L
cord-foot   ≡ 16 cu ft = 0.453 069 545 472 m
butt, pipe   ≡ 126 gal (wine) = 0.476 961 884 784 m
perch per ≡ 16 ft 1 1/2 ft 1 ft = 0.700 841 953 152 m
cubic yard cu yd ≡ 27 cu ft = 0.764 554 857 984 m
tun   ≡ 252 gal (wine) = 0.953 923 769 568 m
displacement ton   ≡ 35 cu ft = 0.991 089 630 72 m
water ton   ≡ 28 bu (Imp) = 1.018 324 16 m
freight ton   ≡ 40 cu ft = 1.132 673 863 68 m
wey (U.S.)   ≡ 40 bu (US lvl) = 1.409 562 806 675 2 m
load   ≡ 50 cu ft = 1.415 842 329 6 m
register ton   ≡ 100 cu ft = 2.831 684 659 2 m
last   ≡ 80 bu (Imp) = 2.909 497 6 m
cord (firewood)   ≡ 8 ft 4 ft 4 ft = 3.624 556 363 776 m
cubic fathom cu fm ≡ 1 fm 1 fm 1 fm = 6.116 438 863 872 m
acre-inch   ≡ 1 ac 1 in = 102.790 153 128 96 m
acre-foot   ≡ 1 ac 1 ft = 1233.481 837 547 52 m
cubic mile cu mi ≡ 1 mi = 4.168 181 825 440 579 584 km

Angle

Angle
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
radian rad ≡ 1 rad
centesimal second of arc " ≡ 1 gr/10000 ≈ 1.570 796 rad
arcsecond " ≡ 1/3600 ≈ 4.848 137 rad
centesimal minute of arc ' ≡ 1 gr/100 ≈ 0.157 080 mrad
minute of arc ' ≡ 1/60 ≈ 0.290 888 mrad
angular mil ≡ 2π/6400 rad ≈ 0.981 748 mrad
gradian; gon gr ≡ 2π/400 rad = 0.9 ≈ 15.707 963 mrad
degree (of arc) ≡ π/180 rad ≈ 17.453 293 mrad
sign   ≡ 30 ≈ 0.523 599 rad
octant   ≡ 45 ≈ 0.785 398 rad
sextant   ≡ 60 ≈ 1.047 198 rad
quadrant   ≡ 90 ≈ 1.570 796 rad

Mass

Mass, m
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
kilogram kg (SI base unit)
electron rest mass me ≈ 9.109 381 8810-31 7210-39 kg
atomic unit of mass au ≡ me ≈ 9.109 381 8810-31 7210-39 kg
unified atomic mass unit amu ≈ 1.660 538 7310-27 1310-35 kg
dalton Da ≈ 1.660 902 1010-27 1310-35 kg
gamma γ ≡ 1 μg
point   ≡ 1/100 kt (metric) = 2 mg
mite   ≡ 1/20 gr = 3.239 945 5 mg
mite (metric)   ≡ 1/20 g = 50 mg
grain gr ≡ 64.798 91 mg
crith   ≈ 89.9349 mg
carat (metric) kt ≡ 200 mg
carat kt ≡ 3 1/6 gr ≈ 205.196 548 333 mg
sheet   ≡ 1/700 lb av = 647.9891 mg
scruple (avoirdupois) s av ≡ 20 gr = 1.295 978 2 g
pennyweight dwt; pwt ≡ 1/20 oz t = 1.555 173 84 g
dram (avoirdupois) dr av ≡ 27 11/32 gr = 1.771 845 195 312 5 g
dram (apothecary; troy) dr t ≡ 60 gr = 3.887 934 6 g
hyl (CGS unit)   ≡ 1 gee 1 g 1 s/m = 9.806 65 g
ounce (avoirdupois) oz av ≡ 1/16 lb = 28.349 523 125 g
assay ton (short) AT ≡ 1 mg 1 sh tn 1 oz t ≈ 29.166 667 g
ounce (apothecary; troy) oz t ≡ 1/12 lb t = 31.103 476 8 g
assay ton (long) AT ≡ 1 mg 1 long tn 1 oz t ≈ 32.666 667 g
mark   ≡ 8 oz t = 248.827 814 4 g
pound (troy) lb t ≡ 5760 grains = 0.373 241 721 6 kg
pound (avoirdupois) lb av ≡ 7000 grains = 0.453 592 37 kg
pound (metric)   ≡ 500 g
clove   ≡ 8 lb av = 3.628 738 96 kg
stone st ≡ 14 lb av = 6.350 293 18 kg
hyl (MKS unit)   ≡ 1 gee 1 kg 1 s/m = 9.806 65 kg
quarter (Imperial)   ≡ 1/4 long cwt = 2 st = 28 lb av = 12.700 586 36 kg
slug; geepound slug ≡ 1 gee 1 lb av 1 s/ft ≈ 14.593 903 kg
bag   ≡ 94 lb av = 42.637 682 78 kg
short hundredweight; cental sh cwt ≡ 100 lb av = 45.359 237 kg
long hundredweight long cwt or cwt ≡ 112 lb av = 50.802 345 44 kg
quintal (metric) q ≡ 100 kg
wey   ≡ 252 lb = 18 st = 114.305 277 24 kg (variants exist)
long quarter   ≡ long tn = 254.011 727 2 kg
kip kip ≡ 1000 lb av = 453.592 37 kg
short ton sh tn ≡ 2000 lb = 907.184 74 kg
tonne (mts unit) t ≡ 1000 kg
long ton long tn or ton ≡ 2240 lb = 1016.046 908 8 kg
barge   ≡ 22 sh tn = 20,411.656 65 kg

In physics, the pound of mass is sometimes written lbm to distinguish it from the pound-force (lbf). It should not be read as the mongrel unit "pound metre".

Time

Time, t
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
second s (SI base unit)
Planck time   ≡ √G/c5 ≈ 1.351 211 81810-43 s
atomic unit of time au a0/(αc) ≈ 2.418 884 25410-17 s
svedberg S ≡ 10-13 s = 100 fs
shake   ≡ 10-8 s = 10 ns
sigma   ≡ 10-6 s = 1 μs
jiffy   ≡ 1/60 s ≈ 16.666 667 ms
jiffy (alternate)   ≡ 1/100 s ≈ 10 ms
minute min ≡ 60 s
hour h ≡ 60 min = 3600 s
day d ≡ 24 h = 86 400 s
week wk ≡ 7 d = 604 800 s
fortnight   ≡ 2 wk = 1 209 600 s
month (hollow) mo ≡ 29 d = 2 505 600 s
month (full) mo ≡ 30 d = 2 592 000 s
year (Calendar) a ≡ 365 d = 31 536 000 s
year (Gregorian) a ≡ 365.2425 d = 31 556 952 s
year (Julian) a ≡ 365.25 d = 31 557 600 s
lustre; lustrum   ≡ 5 a of 365 d = 1.5768108 s
octaeteris   ≡ 8 a of 365 d = 2.522 88108 s
decade   ≡ 10 a of 365 d = 3.1536108 s
enneadecaeteris; Metonic cycle   ≡ 110 mo (hollow) + 125 mo (full) = 19 a of 365 d = 5.996 16108 s
Callippic cycle   ≡ 441 mo (hollow) + 499 mo (full) = 76 a of 365.25 d = 2.398 377 6109 s
century (Calendar)   ≡ 100 a of 365 d = 3.1536109 s
century (Julian)   ≡ 100 a of 365.25 d = 3.155 76109 s
Hipparchic cycle   ≡ 4 Callippic cycles - 1 d = 9.593 424109 s
millennium (Calendar)   ≡ 1000 a of 365 d = 3.15361010 s
millennium (Gregorian)   ≡ 1000 a of 365.2425 d = 3.155 695 21010 s
millennium (Julian)   ≡ 1000 a of 365.25 d = 3.155 761010 s
Sothic cycle   ≡ 1461 a of 365 d = 4.607 409 61010 s

Speed

Speed, v
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
metre per second m/s ≡ 1 m/s
foot per hour fph ≡ 1 ft/h ≈ 8.466 66710-5 m/s
furlong per fortnight   ≡ fur/wk ≈ 1.663 09510-4 m/s
inch per minute ipm ≡ 1 in/min ≈ 4.23 33310-4 m/s
foot per minute fpm ≡ 1 ft/min = 5.0810-3 m/s
inch per second ips ≡ 1 in/s = 2.5410-2 m/s
kilometre per hour km/h ≡ 1 km/h ≈ 2.777 77810-1 m/s
foot per second fps ≡ 1 ft/s = 3.04810-1 m/s
mile per hour mph ≡ 1 mi/h = 0.447 04 m/s
knot kn ≡ 1 NM/h = 1.852 km/h ≈ 0.514 444 m/s
knot (Admiralty) kn ≡ 1 NM (Adm)/h = 1.853 184 km/h ≈ 0.514 773 m/s
mile per minute mpm ≡ 1 mi/min = 26.8224 m/s
mile per second mps ≡ 1 mi/s = 1.609 344 km/s
speed of light in vacuum c ≡ 2.997 924 58108 m/s

Acceleration

Acceleration, a
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
metre per second squared m/s ≡ 1 m/s
foot per hour per second fph/s ≡ 1 ft/hs ≈ 8.466 66710-5 m/s
inch per minute per second ipm/s ≡ 1 in/mins ≈ 4.233 33310-4 m/s
foot per minute per second fpm/s ≡ 1 ft/mins = 5.0810-3 m/s
galileo Gal ≡ 1 cm/s = 10-2 m/s
inch per second squared ips ≡ 1 in/s = 2.5410-2 m/s
foot per second squared fps ≡ 1 ft/s = 3.04810-1 m/s
mile per hour per second mph/s ≡ 1 mi/hs = 4.470410-1 m/s
knot per second kn/s ≡ 1 kn/s ≈ 5.144 44410-1 m/s
standard gravity g ≡ 9.806 65 m/s
mile per minute per second mpm/s ≡ 1 mi/mins = 26.8224 m/s
mile per second squared mps ≡ 1 mi/s = 1.609 344103 m/s

Force

Force, F
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
newton (SI unit) N ≡ kgm/s
atomic unit of force au ≡ meαc/a0 ≈ 8.238 722 241×10-8 N
dyne (cgs unit) dyn ≡ gcm/s = 10-5 N
gravet   g 1 g = 9.806 65 mN
poundal pdl ≡ 1 lbft/s = 0.138 254 954 376 N
ounce-force ozf g 1 oz = 0.278 013 850 953 781 2 N
pound-force lbf g 1 lb = 4.448 221 615 260 5 N
kilogram-force; kilopond; grave kgf; kp g 1 kg = 9.806 65 N
sthene (mts unit) sn ≡ 1 tm/s = 1 kN
kip; kip-force kip; kipf; klbf g 1000 lb = 4.448 221 615 260 5 kN
ton-force tnf g 1 sh tn = 8.896 443 230 521 kN

Pressure

Pressure, P
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
pascal (SI unit) Pa ≡ N/m = kg/ms
barye (cgs unit)   ≡ 1 dyn/cm = 0.1 Pa
poundal per square foot pdl/sq ft ≡ 1 pdl/sq ft ≈ 1.488 164 Pa
millimetre of water (3.98 C) mmH2O ≈ 999.972 kg/m 1 mm g = 9.806 38 Pa (= 0.999972 kgf/m)
pound per square foot psf ≡ 1 lb/sq ft g ≈ 47.880 259 Pa
centimetre of water (3.98 C) cmH2O ≈ 999.972 kg/m 1 cm g = 98.0638 Pa
torr torr ≡ 101 325/760 Pa ≈ 133.322 368 4 Pa
millimetre of mercury mmHg ≡ 13 595.1 kg/m 1 mm g ≈ 1 torr = 133.322 387 415 Pa
inch of water (3.98 C) inH2O ≈ 999.972 kg/m 1 in g = 249.082 Pa
pize (mts unit) pz ≡ 1000 kg/ms = 1 kPa
centimetre of mercury cmHg ≡ 13 595.1 kg/m 1 cm g = 1.333 223 874 15 kPa
foot of water (3.98 C) ftH2O ≈ 999.972 kg/m 1 ft g = 2.988 98 kPa
inch of mercury inHg ≡ 13 595.1 kg/m 1 in g = 3.386 388 640 341 kPa
pound per square inch psi ≡ 1 lb g / 1 sq in ≈ 6.894 757103 Pa
foot of mercury ftHg ≡ 13 595.1 kg/m 1 ft g = 40.636 663 684 091 9 kPa
short ton per square foot   ≡ 1 sh tn g / 1 sq ft ≈ 95.760 518 kPa
atmosphere (technical) atm ≡ 1 kgf/cm = 98.0665 kPa
bar bar ≡ 105 Pa
atmosphere (standard) atm ≡ 101 325 Pa
kip per square inch ksi ≡ 1 kipf/sq in ≈ 6.894757 MPa
kilogram-force per square millimetre kgf/mm ≡ 1 kgf/mm = 9.806 65 MPa

Energy or work

Energy, E, W
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
joule (SI unit) J ≡ Nm = Ws = VA = kgm/s
electronvolt eV e 1 V = 1/6.241 509 629 152 651018 J ≈ 1.602 17610-19 J
rydberg Ry Rc ≈ 2.179 87210-18 J
hartree Eh ≡ meαc (= 2 Ry) ≈ 4.359 74410-18 J
atomic unit of energy au ≡ Eh ≈ 4.359 74410-18 J
erg (cgs unit) erg ≡ 1 gcm/s = 10-7 J
foot-poundal ft pdl ≡ 1 ftpdl = 4.214 011 009 380 4810-2 J
cubic centimetre of atmosphere; standard cubic centimetre cc atm; scc ≡ 1 atm 1 cm = 0.101 325 J
inch-pound force in lbf g 1 lb 1 in = 0.112 984 829 027 616 7 J
foot-pound force ft lbf g 1 lb 1 ft = 1.355 817 948 331 400 4 J
calorie (20C) cal20C
≈ 4.1819 J
calorie (thermochemical) calth ≡ 4.184 J
calorie (15C) cal15C ≡ 4.1855 J
calorie (International Table) calIT ≡ 4.1868 J
calorie (mean) calmean ≈ 4.190 02 J
calorie (3.98 C) cal3.98 C ≈ 4.2045 J
litre of atmosphere; standard litre l atm; sl ≡ 1 atm 1 L = 101.325 J
gallon of atmosphere (U.S.) gal atm ≡ 1 atm 1 gal (US) = 383.556 849 013 8 J
gallon of atmosphere (Imperial) gal atm ≡ 1 atm 1 gal (Imp) = 460.632 569 25 J
British thermal unit (thermochemical) BTUth ≡ 1 lb/g 1 calth 1 F/C = 9.489 152 380 4 9 kJ ≈ 1.054 350 kJ
British thermal unit (ISO) BTUISO ≡ 1.0545 kJ
British thermal unit (63F) BTU63F ≈ 1.0546 kJ
British thermal unit (60F) BTU60F ≈ 1.054 68 kJ
British thermal unit (59F) BTU59F ≡ 1.054 804 kJ
British thermal unit (International Table) BTUIT ≡ 1 lb/g 1 calIT 1 F/C = 1.055 055 852 62 kJ
British thermal unit (mean) BTUmean ≈ 1.055 87 kJ
British thermal unit (39F) BTU39F ≈ 1.059 67 kJ
Celsius heat unit (International Table) CHUIT ≡ 1 BTUIT 1 C/F = 1.899 100 534 716 kJ
cubic foot of atmosphere; standard cubic foot cu ft atm; scf ≡ 1 atm 1 cu ft = 2.869 204 480 934 4 kJ
kilocalorie; large calorie kcal; Cal ≡ 1000 calIT = 4.1868 kJ
cubic yard of atmosphere; standard cubic yard cu yd atm; scy ≡ 1 atm 1 cu yd = 77.468 520 985 228 8 kJ
cubic foot of natural gas   ≡ 1000 BTUIT = 1.055 055 852 62 MJ
horsepower-hour hph ≡ 1 hp (electrical imperial) 1 h = 2.6856 MJ
Board of Trade Unit; kilowatt-hour B.O.T.U.; kWh ≡ 1 kW 1 h = 3.6 MJ
thermie th ≡ 1 McalIT = 4.1868 MJ
therm (U.S.)   ≡ 100 000 BTU59F = 105.4804 MJ
therm (E.C.)   ≡ 100 000 BTUIT = 105.505 585 262 MJ
ton of TNT tTNT ≡ 1 Gcalth = 4.184 GJ
barrel of oil equivalent bboe ≈ 5.8 MBTU59F ≈ 6.12 GJ
ton of coal equivalent TCE ≡ 7 Gcalth = 29.3076 GJ
ton of oil equivalent TOE ≡ 10 Gcalth = 41.868 GJ
quad   ≡ 1015 BTUIT = 1.055 055 852 62 EJ

Power

Power, P
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
watt (SI unit) W ≡ J/s = Nm/s = kgm/s
lusec lusec ≡ 1 L·mHg/s ≈ 1.333 22410-4 W
foot-pound-force per hour ft lbf/h ≡ 1 ft lbf/h ≈ 3.766 16110-4 W
atmosphere cubic centimetre per minute atm ccm ≡ 1 atm 1 cm/min = 1.688 7510-3 W
foot-pound-force per minute ft lbf/min ≡ 1 ft lbf/min = 2.259 696 580 552 33410-2 W
atmosphere–cubic centimetre per second atm ccs ≡ 1 atm 1 cm/s = 0.101 325 W
BTU (International Table) per hour BTUIT/h ≡ 1 BTUIT/h ≈ 0.293 071 W
atmosphere–cubic foot per hour atm cfh ≡ 1 atm 1 cu ft/h = 0.797 001 244 704 W
foot-pound-force per second ft lbf/s ≡ 1 ft lbf/s = 1.355 817 948 331 400 4 W
litre-atmosphere per minute Latm/min ≡ 1 atm 1 L/min = 1.688 75 W
calorie (International Table) per second calIT/s ≡ 1 calIT/s = 4.1868 W
BTU (International Table) per minute BTUIT/min ≡ 1 BTUIT/min ≈ 17.584 264 W
atmosphere-cubic foot per minute atmcfm ≡ 1 atm 1 cu ft/min = 47.820 074 682 24 W
square foot equivalent direct radiation sq ft EDR ≡ 240 BTUIT/h ≈ 70.337 057 W
litre-atmosphere per second Latm/s ≡ 1 atm 1 L/s = 101.325 W
horsepower (metric) hp ≡ 75 m kgf/s = 735.498 75 W
horsepower (European electrical) hp ≡ 75 kpm/s = 736 W
horsepower (Imperial mechanical) hp ≡ 550 ft lbf/s = 745.699 871 582 270 22 W
horsepower (Imperial electrical) hp ≡ 746 W
ton of air conditioning   ≡ 1 t 1005 J/kg 1 F/K 10 min = 844.2 W
poncelet p ≡ 100 m kgf/s = 980.665 W
BTU (International Table) per second BTUIT/s ≡ 1 BTUIT/s = 1.055 055 852 6210+3 W
atmosphere-cubic foot per second atm cfs ≡ 1 atm 1 cu ft/s = 2.869 204 480 934 410+3 W
ton of refrigeration (IT)   ≡ 1 BTUIT 1 sh tn/lb 10 min/s ≈ 3.516 85310+3 W
ton of refrigeration (Imperial)   ≡ 1 BTUIT 1 lng tn/lb 10 min/s ≈ 3.938 87510+3 W
boiler horsepower bhp ≈ 34.5 lb/h 970.3 BTUIT/lb ≈ 9.810 65710+3 W

Angular momentum

Action, Angular momentum, L, J
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
SI unit Js ≡ kgm/s
atomic unit of action au = /2π ≈ 1.054 571 59610-34 Js
cgs unit ergs = 10-7 Js

Electric current

Electric current, I
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
ampere A (SI base unit)
esu per second; statampere (cgs unit) esu/s ≡ (0.1 A·m/s)/c ≈ 3.335 64110-10 A
electromagnetic unit; abampere (cgs unit) abamp ≡ 10 A

Electric charge

Electric charge, Q
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
coulomb (SI unit) C ≡ As
atomic unit of charge au e ≈ 1.602 176 46210-19 C
statcoulomb; franklin; electrostatic unit (cgs unit) statC; Fr; esu ≡ (0.1 Am)/c ≈ 3.335 64110-10 C
abcoulomb; electromagnetic unit (cgs unit) abC; emu ≡ 10 C
faraday F ≡ 1 mol NAe ≈ 96,485.3383 C

Electromotive force

Voltage, Electromotive force, U
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
volt (SI unit) V ≡ kgm/As
abvolt (cgs unit) abV ≡ 110-8 V
statvolt (cgs unit) statV c(1 μJ/Am) = 299.792 458 V

Electrical resistance

Electrical resistance, R
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
ohm (SI unit) Ω ≡ V/A = kgm/As

Dynamic viscosity

Dynamic viscosity, η
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
pascal second (SI unit) Pas ≡ Ns/m = kg/ms
poise (cgs unit) P ≡ 10-1 Pas

Kinematic viscosity

Kinematic viscosity, ν
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
SI unit m/s ≡ m/s
stokes (cgs unit) St ≡ 10-4 m/s

Temperature

Temperature, T
Name of unit Symbol Definition Relation to SI units
kelvin K SI base unit
degree Celsius C T[C] = T[K] − 273.15
degree Rankine R; Ra T[Ra] = 1.8 T[K]
degree Fahrenheit F T[F] = T[K] 1.8 − 459.67

(T[F] = 1.8 T[C] + 32)

See also

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