Erg (unit)

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

The erg is the unit of energy in the cgs system, where one erg = 1 x 10-7 joules. The rad, a legacy unit of absorbed radiation dose, was defined as the absorption of 100 ergs per gramme of irradiated material.

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