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A gigajoule (GJ) is 1,000,000,000 joules. It is a unit of energy. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ... The joule (symbol: J) is the SI unit of energy, which is defined as the potential to do work. ...


Examples

  • One gigajoule is the amount of energy a computer/screen combination using 500 Watt consumes in approx. 23 days.
  • One gigajoule equals the amount of energy consumed by a 100 Watt light bulb in approx. 4 months.
  • A car with a mass of 700 kg travelling at 70 km/h stores approx. 0.00013 GJ of kinetic energy.
  • The ATLAS_experiment contains a magnet storing 1.2 GJ in its magnetic field.
    • Hence, the magnetic field of the ATLAS experiment at CERN stores about the same amount of energy as 10000 such cars all moving at 70 km/h.

The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... ATLAS experiment detector under construction in October 2004 in its experimental pit; the current status of construction can be seen here. ... CERN logo The Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire (English: European Organization for Nuclear Research), commonly known as CERN, pronounced (or in French), is the worlds largest particle physics laboratory, situated just west of Geneva on the border between France and Switzerland. ...

Comparison

To help compare different orders of magnitude we list here energies between a gigajoule (1 GJ, 109 joules) and 1010 joules. An order of magnitude is the class of scale or magnitude of any amount, where each class contains values of a fixed ratio to the class preceding it. ... The joule (symbol: J) is the SI unit of energy, which is defined as the potential to do work. ...

  • Weaker energies
  • 1 × 109 J equals:
    • 1 E9 J
    • 1 gigajoule (GJ)
  • 1.5 × 109 J – energy in an average lightning bolt
  • 1.6 × 109 J – energy in an average tankful (45 litres) of petrol
  • 1.956 × 109 J – Planck energy
  • 3.2 × 109 J – 900 kWh: approximate annual power use of a standard clothes dryer
  • 3.6 × 109 J – 1,000 kWh
  • 4.184 × 109 J – energy released by explosion of 1 tonne of TNT
  • Stronger energies
Orders of magnitude (energy)

SI unit: joule
Conversion of units#Energy, work, or heat To help compare different orders of magnitude we list here energies between 108 joules and 109 joules. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... To help compare different orders of magnitudes this page lists volumes between 0. ... Gasoline, as it is known in North America, or petrol, in many Commonwealth countries (sometimes also called motor spirit) is a petroleum-derived liquid mixture consisting primarily of hydrocarbons, used as fuel in internal combustion engines. ... The Planck energy is the natural unit of energy, denoted by EP. 1. ... The kilowatt-hour (symbol: kW·h) is a unit for measuring energy. ... (Redirected from 1 E3 kg) Categories: Orders of magnitude (mass) ... Trinitrotoluene (TNT) is an explosive. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude we list here energies between 1010 joules and 1011 joules. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude, the following list describes various energy levels between 10−31 joules and 1070 joules. ... Cover of brochure The International System of Units. ... The joule (symbol: J) is the SI unit of energy, which is defined as the potential to do work. ... Conversion of units refers to conversion factors between units of measurement. ...


1 E-30 J 1 E-24 J 1 E-18 J 1 E-12 J 1 E-6 J 1 J 1 E6 J 1 E12 J 1 E18 J 1 E24 J 1 E30 J
1 E-29 J 1 E-23 J 1 E-17 J 1 E-11 J 1 E-5 J 10 J 1 E7 J 1 E13 J 1 E19 J 1 E25 J
1 E-28 J 1 E-22 J 1 E-16 J 1 E-10 J 1 E-4 J 100 J 1 E8 J 1 E14 J 1 E20 J 1 E26 J 1 E40 J
1 E-27 J 1 E-21 J 1 E-15 J 1 E-9 J 1 E-3 J 1000 J 1 E9 J 1 E15 J 1 E21 J 1 E27 J
1 E-26 J 1 E-20 J 1 E-14 J 1 E-8 J 1 E-2 J 10000 J 1 E10 J 1 E16 J 1 E22 J 1 E28 J
1 E-25 J 1 E-19 J 1 E-13 J 1 E-7 J 1 E-1 J 100,000 J 1 E11 J 1 E17 J 1 E23 J 1 E29 J 1 E50 J

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Energy Measurement (729 words)
In Canada, energy value is typically measured by gigajoules; in the U.S., it is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs).
The amount of energy represented by one gigajoule is equivalent to about 30 litres of gasoline, 39 litres of propane, 278 kilowatt-hours of electricity or 45.5 kilograms of coal.
Natural gas energy value is typically measured by gigajoules; in the U.S., it is measured in British Thermal Units (BTUs).
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