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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Aditya more

  • Oct 10th, 2019

In cgs system is measured in Centimeter ,Gram,Second
In mks system is measured in Meter ,Kilogram ,Second

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  • May 2nd, 2020

The MKS system is more popular than the CGS system. In measuring force alone the MKS system using newtons as the unit is widely accepted worldwide. Its counterpart in the CGS system is the dyne is seldom used. In measuring the volume of liquids and solids the liter and the cubic meters are always used whereas their counterparts in the CGS system, the cubic centimeter or cc is less used.
There are many applications in our life that the two systems are equally used.
In medicine, the grams and milligrams are popular than the kilograms because the two are accepted in SI units.

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