Acoustic Glossary


 

K : Sound and Vibration Definitions, Terms, Units, Measurements ...


k : kilo a SI prefix = 1000

kHz : kilohertz 1 kHz = 1000 Hz = 1000 Hertz.


kilo : k a SI prefix = 103 : see other SI Units


kilogram : kg the base unit of Mass in the SI and MKS versions of the metric system. The kilogram is defined as the mass of the standard kilogram.
1 kg = 1000 g ~ 2.204 pounds


kilogram metre : kg·m
1 : a metric unit of work or energy equal to 9.806 65 joules (J).
2 : a metric unit of torque equal to 9.806 65 newton metres (N·m).


kilogram metre squared per second squared : kg·m2·s-2 energy or work.
The derived SI unit is the Joule J : 1 kg·m2·s-2 = 1 J = 1 N·m = 1 W·s = 107 ergs


kilogram metre per second : kg·m/s is the SI unit of Momentum.
1 kg·m/s = 1 N·s


kilogram metre per second squared : kg·m/s² measurement of force - the derived SI unit is the Newton
1 kg·m·s-2 = 1 N = 105 dynes


kilogram per cubic metre : kg/m3 is Density


kilogram per metre per second squared : kg/m/s² measurement of pressure - see the Pascal.
1 kg/m/s2 = 1 pascal (Pa) = 1 N/m2 = 1 J/m3 = 10-5 bar


kilohertz : kHz 1000 Hz.


kilopascal : kPa a common metric unit of pressure.
1 kilopascal = 1000 pascals (Pa) = 10 millibars (mb)


Kinetic Energy all moving things have kinetic energy. It is energy possessed by an object due to its motion or movement, measured in Joules.

See also Kinetic Sound Energy Density

Kt : Tone Assessment parameter

 

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