Mass

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The following units are included in this section:

 

ID

Unit

Definition

Wikipedia page and other notes

1

kilogram (kg)

-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilogram

2

gram (g)

10-3 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gram

3

milligram (mg)

10-6 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(mass)

Page refers to “Orders of magnitude (mass)”

4

microgram (μg)

10-9 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microgram

5

decigram (dg)

10-4 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(mass)

Page refers to “Orders of magnitude (mass)”

6

centigram (cg)

10-5 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(mass)

Page refers to “Orders of magnitude (mass)”

7

megagram (Mg)

103 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonne

The same as “tonne [metric ton]”

8

tonne [metric ton]

103 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonne

The same as “tonne [metric ton]”

9

carat

2×10-4 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carat_(mass)

10

grain

64.79891 mg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grain_(unit)

11

pound [avoirdupois] (lbm)

0.45359237 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_(mass)

12

pound [troy]

5760 grains

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_(mass)#Troy_pound

13

short ton

2000 lbm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_ton

14

long ton (imperial ton)

2240 lbm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_ton

15

hyl (kp·s2/m)

9.80665 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_metric_system#Mass

Page refers to “Gravitational metric system”

The same as “kp×s²/m”

16

kp·s2/m (hyl)

9.80665 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_metric_system#Mass

Page refers to “Gravitational metric system”

The same as “hyl”

17

kp·s2/cm

980.665 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_metric_system#Mass

Page refers to “Gravitational metric system”

18

kp·s2/mm

9806.65 kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_metric_system#Mass

Page refers to “Gravitational metric system”

19

slug (lbf·s2/ft)

(4.4482216152605/0.3048) kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(mass)

A slug is defined as the mass that is accelerated by 1 ft/s2 when a force of one pound (lbf) is exerted on it

The same as “lbf·s²/ft”

20

lbf·s2/ft (slug)

(4.4482216152605/0.3048) kg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(mass)

The same as “slug”

21

blob (lbf·s2/in, slinch)

12 slugs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(mass)#Similar_units

The blob is the inch version of the slug (1 blob = 1 lbf×s2/in = 12 slugs)

The same as “lbf×s²/in”

22

lbf·s2/in (blob, slinch)

12 slugs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slug_(mass)#Similar_units

The same as “blob”

23

ounce [avoirdupois] (oz)

437.5 grains

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ounce#International_avoirdupois_ounce

24

ounce [troy] (oz t)

31.1034768 g

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_ounce

25

pennyweight (dwt)

24 grains

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennyweight

26

stone (st)

14 pounds (lbm)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_(unit)

 

All the above definitions of the various units are EXACT.

Note: In the above, a period (.) is used to indicate the decimal place and a comma (,) is used to separate groups of thousands.

 

Type of conversion relationship: DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL (y=ax)

Example conversion diagram (see two units in bold above):

Mass