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A Megajoule is a derived unit of energy.

  • It is a standard Imperial metric.
  • The Kilojoule is a subdivision of the Megajoule.
  • The Gigajoule is an exponential value of the Megajoule.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A joule is the work done by a current of one amp flowing at a potential of one volt.

  • A Megajoule is one million (106) joules.
    • It is considered equivalent to the power produced by the explosion of between 170-200 grams of TNT: this is broadly equivalent to the explosive effect of a hand grenade.
  • The common Imperial abbreviation is Mj. This is generally considered incorrect or "lazy", but the form is widely encountered nonetheless.
    • Properly, its nomenclature is MJn or MJ.

Term Usage Example[edit]

Vehicle mounted and shipboard weapons may deliver energy measured in multiple Kilojoules or Megajoules.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Megajoule was first defined as a unit of energy on Terra prior to the foundation of the Terran Confederation. Technologists found the Megajoule useful as the concept of the Technology Level and standardized ideas about sophont society development began to take form.[1]

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  1. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak