Dyne

unit of force in the CGS system of units

The dyne is a unit of force stated in the centimetre-gram-second system of units. It is a predecessor of the modern SI. The name dyne was first proposed as a CGS unit of force in 1873 by a Committee of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.[1] The dyne per centimetre is a unit used to measure surface tension.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. British Association for the Advancement of Science.; Science, British Association for the Advancement of (1874). Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. 43rd Meeting (1873). London.
  2. CRC handbook of chemistry and physics. Veazey, William Reed, 1883-1958., Hodgman, Charles D., 1881-1979., Chemical Rubber Company. Boca Raton, Fla.: Chemical Rubber Pub. Co. 2015. ISBN 978-1-4822-6097-7. OCLC 265133743.CS1 maint: others (link)