Here is some science stuff for those who want to learn more about the subject. There are many branches of science, such as physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, and so forth. However, this page mainly focuses on things that are used in many different sciences, particularly chemistry and physics.

Units of Measure

Here is a table of fundamental and derived units of measurement. It is very nice to have, especially for science geeks like myself. It comes from a book titled "Modern Physics" by Williams, et al., and is copyright 1972.

Physical QuantityQuantity
Measurement UnitUnit
Unit Dimensions
Fundamental Units
electric chargeQcoulombcc
temperatureTdegree Kelvin°K°K
luminous intensityIcandlecdcd
Derived Units
accelerationameter per second per secondm/sec2m/sec2
areaAsquare meterm2m2
capacitanceCfaradfc2 sec2/kg m2
densityDkilogram per cubic meterkg/m3kg/m3
electric currentIampereac/sec
electric field intensityEnewton per coulombn/ckg m/c sec2
electric resistanceRohmΩkg m2/c2 sec
emfEvoltvkg m2/c sec2
energyEjoulejkg m2/sec2
forceFnewtonnkg m/sec2
heatQjoulejkg m2/sec2
illuminationElumen per square meterlm/m2cd sr/m2
inductanceLhenryhkg m2/c2
luminous fluxΦlumenlmcd sr
magnetic fluxΦweberwbkg m2/c sec
magnetic flux densityBweber per square meterwb/m2kg/c sec
potential differenceVvoltvkg m2/c sec2
powerPwattwkg m2/sec3
pressurepnewton per square metern/m2kg m/sec2
velocityvmeter per secondm/secm/sec
volumeVcubic meterm3m3
workWjoulejkg m2/sec2

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©2001 Chris Williams.
Last revision:
29 Mar 2001
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