Specific Weight

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Specific weight, abbreviated as \( \gamma \) (Greek symbol gamma), is the weight per unit volume of a substance.

 

Specific weight formula

\(\large{ \gamma = \rho \; g }\) 
Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ \gamma }\)  (Greek symbol gamma) = specific weight  \(\large{\frac{lbf}{ft^3}}\) \(\large{\frac{N}{m^3}}\) 
\(\large{ \rho }\)  (Greek symbol rho) = density \(\large{\frac{lbf}{ft^3}}\) \(\large{\frac{kg}{m^3}}\)
\(\large{ g }\) = gravitational acceleration \(\large{\frac{ft}{sec^2}}\) \(\large{\frac{m}{s^2}}\)

 

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