Physical Quantity

1. A physical quantity is a quantity that can be measured.

2. Physical quantities are usually expressed as the product of a numerical value and a physical unit


2.34 x 102kJ


· E represents the physical quantity of energy

· is the numerical value

· k is the SI prefix kilo representing 103

· J is the symbol for the unit of energy, the joule

A physical quantity can be divided into base quantity and derived quantity.

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