The unit of current in the centimeter gram-second electro- magnetic system. The abampere is 10 amperes.

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A centimeter-gramsecond system of electric and magnetic units in which the unit of charge is that charge which exerts a force of 1 dyne on another unit charge when separated from it by a distance of 1 centimeter in vacuum; other units are derived from this definition by assigning unit coefficients in equations relating electric and magnetic quantities. Abbreviated esu.


The electrical resistance offered by a material to the flow of current, times the cross-sectional area of current flow and per unit length of current path; the reciprocal of the conductivity. Also known as resistivity; specific resistance.


The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetic induction. It corresponds to 10-4 tesla in the International System


A derived unit of quantity of electricity in the International System of Units; it is the quantity of electricity carried in 1 second by a current of 1 ampere.


A mechanical device for measuring ocean current velocity which incorporates a propeller and a magnetic compass and can be suspended from a moored ship.


The pressure unit of the centimeter-gram-second system of physical units; equal to 1 dyne per square centimeter (0.001 millibar). Also known as microbar.


A loudspeaker employing a magnetic driving unit that is mechanically coupled to a paper or fiber cone. Also known as cone speaker.


A derived unit of magnetic flux in the International System of Units; it is that magnetic flux which, linking a circuit of one turn, would produce in it an electromotive force of 1 volt if it were reduced to zero at a uniform rate in 1 second.


A unit of measure of oceanic current flow equal to 1 million cubic metres of water per second per square kilometre.


A derived unit of electric potential in the International System of Units, it is the difference of electric potential between two points of a conducting wire carrying a constant current of 1 ampere, when the power dissipated between these points is equal to 1 watt.

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