James Prescott Joule was born on this day in 1818

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ERG (urg)

A unit equal to the force of one dyne exerted for a distance of one centimeter

Common clues: .0000001 joule; Energy bit; Joule fraction; Amount of work; Work unit; Piece of work?; Centimeter-gram-second unit; Bit of work

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Frequency in English language: 62313 / 86800

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After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork ~ James Prescott Joule

An erg is approximately the amount of energy that a mosquito uses to take flight.