### Erg

(CGS unit of energy)

The **Erg** is a CGS unit of energy equivalent to
the work done by the force of a **Dyne** (a unit
of force) pushing over a centimeter distance, i.e.,
one gram centimeter-squared per second-squared
(g·cm²/s²).
10^{7} ergs make a Joule.

*Erg* remains widely used in astrophysics, as is the CGS
system generally.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erg

**Referenced by:**

Boltzmann Constant (k)

Foe

Joule

Kepler Telescope

Nuclear Energy Generation Rate (ε)

Stellar Flare

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