What is the different between CGS system and MKS system?

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  • Feb 25th, 2007

CGS system stands for centimeter-gram -second and it was used in earlier days wherre length was represented by centimeter , mass by grams and time by seconds........

MKS stands for meter kilogram seconds.........where length was measured in meter and mass in kilograms and tiem in seconds............

Gaurav Krishna

  • Oct 19th, 2011

The centimetre-gram-second system (CGS) is a system of physical units.
It is always the same for mechanical units, but there are several variants of electric additions.
It was replaced by the MKS, or metre-kilogram-second system, which in turn was replaced by the International System of Units (SI), which has the three base units of MKS plus the ampere, mole, candela and kelvin.

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Henry Grey

  • Dec 21st, 2016

But for example, I have 13,600 kg m-1, how much is that in the CGS system of unit? What is the difference (For example: 1 kg = 1000 grams - I want a similar equation for conversion of MSK - CGS units)

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