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This unit is ten times the ampere.
This E.M.F. is equal to one hundred-millionth of a volt.
The erg = work done by a force of 1 dyne through a distance of one centimeter = 0.001019 gramme - cent = 0.00000007386 foot-lb. (London).
Unit of Resistance is that resistance which requires unit difference of potential to cause unit current to flow.
This resistance is 1,000-millionth of an ohm.
For ready reference the units most frequently used in practice are tabulated below, together with their value in C.G.S. absolute units.
Name of Unit.
Dimensions of Unit.
Value in C.G.S. Units.
109 C.G.S. units.
10-1 " "
108 " "
107 " "
10-9 " "
10-15 " "
107 " "
1010 " "