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Specific energy

Specific energy is defined as the energy per unit mass: J/kg or, in basic SI units: m²/s². It is an intensive property. Contrast this with energy, which is an extensive property. There are two main types of specific energy: field strength and strength of movement. Others are the gray and sievert, measures for the absorption of radiation.

See also


  • Y.A. Çengel, R.H Turner, Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, McGraw Hill, 2005
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