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Quantities Used In The Book

Chapter 24: Units used in the book

24.1 Quantities used in the book (ESAHW)

Physical Quantities

Quantity

Unit name

Unit symbol

Amplitude (A)

metre

\(\text{m}\)

Atomic mass unit (amu)

u

\(\text{u}\)

Average acceleration (\(\vec{a}_{\text{av}}\))

metre per second squared

\(\text{m·s$^{-2}$}\)

Average speed (\(v_{\text{av}}\))

metre

\(\text{m}\)

Average velocity (\(\vec{v}_{\text{av}}\))

metre per second

\(\text{m·s$^{-1}$}\)

Charge (Q)

coulomb

\(\text{C}\)

Concentration (C)

mol per decimetre cubed

\(\text{mol·dm$^{-3}$}\)

Current (I)

ampere

\(\text{A}\)

Density (d)

grams per centimetre cubed

\(\text{g·cm$^{-3}$}\)

Displacement (\(\Delta x\))

metre

\(\text{m}\)

Distance (D)

metre

\(\text{m}\)

Energy (E)

Joule

\(\text{J}\)

Frequency (f)

Hertz

\(\text{Hz}\)

Instantaneous acceleration (\(\vec{a}\))

metre per second squared

\(\text{m·s$^{-2}$}\)

Instantaneous speed (\(v_{\text{av}}\))

metre per second

\(\text{m·s$^{-1}$}\)

Instantaneous velocity (\(\vec{v}\))

metre per second

\(\text{m·s$^{-1}$}\)

Intensity (I)

deciBel

\(\text{dB}\)

Magnitude of acceleration (a)

metre per second squared

\(\text{m·s$^{-2}$}\)

Mass (m)

gram

\(\text{g}\)

Molar mass (M)

gram per mol

\(\text{g·mol$^{-1}$}\)

Mole (n)

mole

\(\text{mol}\)

Period (T)

second

\(\text{s}\)

Position (x)

metre

\(\text{m}\)

Potential difference (V)

Volt

\(\text{V}\)

Pulse speed (v)

metre per second

\(\text{m·s$^{-1}$}\)

Resistance (R)

Ohm

\(\text{Ω}\)

Temperature (T)

degrees

\(\text{°}\)

Volume (V)

decimetre cubed

\(\text{dm$^{-3}$}\)

Wavelength (λ)

metre

\(\text{m}\)

Wavespeed (v)

metre per second

\(\text{m·s$^{-1}$}\)

Table 24.1: Units used in the book