Electrostatic units

The electrostatic system of units is a system of units used to measure electrical quantities of electric charge, current, and voltage, within the centimeter gram second (or "CGS") metric system of units. In electrostatic units, electrical charge is defined via the force it exerts on other charges. Although CGS units have mostly been supplanted by the MKS or "International System of Units" (SI) units, electrostatic units are still in use in some applications, most notably physics.

The main electrostatic units are:
*Statcoulomb or "esu" for charge
*Statvolt for voltage
*Gauss for magnetic induction

Links

*Article on CGS units in electromagnetism

External links

* [http://www.qsl.net/g4cnn/units/units.htm Electrical units]


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