# Difference between revisions of "Kilogram"

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=== MKS and CGS Units === | === MKS and CGS Units === | ||

The MKS system of units is a physical system of measurement based on the [[Meter|meter]] as the unit of length, the kilogram as the unit of mass, and the [[Second (metric)|second]] as the unit of time. Smaller scale measurements may utilize the CGS system, based on the [[Meter|centimeter]] as the unit of length, the [[Gram (metric)|gram]] as the unit of mass, and the [[Second (metric)|second]] as the unit of time. The system has broad applications within [[science]], engineering and commerce. | The MKS system of units is a physical system of measurement based on the [[Meter|meter]] as the unit of length, the kilogram as the unit of mass, and the [[Second (metric)|second]] as the unit of time. Smaller scale measurements may utilize the CGS system, based on the [[Meter|centimeter]] as the unit of length, the [[Gram (metric)|gram]] as the unit of mass, and the [[Second (metric)|second]] as the unit of time. The system has broad applications within [[science]], engineering and commerce. | ||

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+ | A [[firearm]] such as a rifle weighs a few kilograms. | ||

== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) == | == History & Background ([[Dossier]]) == |

## Revision as of 04:03, 20 March 2019

A Kilogram is a unit of measurement of weight.

## Contents

## Description (Specifications)

A kilogram is a frequently used unit of measurement of weight used for equipment and robotic design.

- The standard abbreviation is kg.

### MKS and CGS Units

The MKS system of units is a physical system of measurement based on the meter as the unit of length, the kilogram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time. Smaller scale measurements may utilize the CGS system, based on the centimeter as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time. The system has broad applications within science, engineering and commerce.

### Term Usage Example

A firearm such as a rifle weighs a few kilograms.

## History & Background (Dossier)

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

## References & Contributors (Sources)

**page history**lists all of the contributions.

- Marc Miller.
*T5 Core Rules*(Far Future Enterprises, 2013), 615. - Traveller Wiki Editorial Team
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science

- ↑ An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak