# Difference between revisions of "Abvolt"

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with power ''P'' in [[erg]]/s and electric current ''i'' in abA, we obtain | with power ''P'' in [[erg]]/s and electric current ''i'' in abA, we obtain by [[dimensional analysis]] | ||

: 1 abvolt = 1 erg/(s⋅abA) = 10<sup>−7</sup> J/(10⋅s⋅A) = 1⋅10<sup>−8</sup> J/C = 1⋅10<sup>−8</sup> [[volt]]. | : 1 abvolt = 1 erg/(s⋅abA) = 10<sup>−7</sup> J/(10⋅s⋅A) = 1⋅10<sup>−8</sup> J/C = 1⋅10<sup>−8</sup> [[volt]]. |

## Latest revision as of 21:44, 18 April 2009

The **abvolt** (symbol abV) is the unit of electric potential difference (electromotive force) in the cgs-emu (centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic) system of units.

The abvolt is defined as the difference in electric potential between two points in a conductor carrying a constant current of 1 abampere ( = 10 A) when the power dissipated between them is equal to 1 erg ( = 10^{−7} joule) per second.
From

with power *P* in erg/s and electric current *i* in abA, we obtain by dimensional analysis

- 1 abvolt = 1 erg/(s⋅abA) = 10
^{−7}J/(10⋅s⋅A) = 1⋅10^{−8}J/C = 1⋅10^{−8}volt.