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 Abbreviated list of quantities, units and symbols in physical chemistry

 4.2 physical quantities: mechanics

Physical Quantity Symbol SI Unit
mass m kg
reduced mass µ kg
(mass) density r kg m-3
relative density d 1
specific volume v m3 kg-1
moment of inertia I kg m2
momentum p kg m s-1
angular momentum L kg m2 s-1 rad (= J s)
force F N (= kg m s-2)
weight G, W N
pressure p, P Pa
surface tension g, s N m-1, J m-2
energy E J
potential energy Ep , V, F J
kinetic energy Ek , T, K J
work w, W J
Hamilton function H J
power P W

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