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what is the different between CGS system and MKS system?

Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Jan 24th, 2007
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Answered On : Feb 25th, 2007

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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............

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Gaurav Krishna

Answered On : 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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