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This is a list of measurement units used throughout galactic history in science, mathematics, and other studies.

Contents

Distance

Temperature

  • 1 degree standard[4], equivalent to centigrade or °C=whereas 0 is the freezing point of water and 100 is its boiling point.
  • Celsius[5]

Time

Mass

Speed

  • 1 kilometer per hour (km/h)

Acceleration

  • 1 MGLT
  • 1 g-force (G or Gee)

Pressure

Rotation

  • 1 degree=1/360th of a full circle

Percentage

UV Index

  • Reaches to a peak of 44.9[15]

Volume

Gravity

Military rating

Artillery rankings

Shield strength

  • 1 SBD
  • 1 watt (shield dissipation)

Hull rating

Energy

  • 1 joule[18]
  • 1 megajoule=1,000,000 joules[18][1]
  • 1 gigaton=1,000,000,000 tons of TNT[18]
  • 1 watt (W)[18][1]
  • 1 gigawatt[1]
  • 1 Energy Unit, approximately the energy required to power a single shot from a standard blaster[25]
  • 1 Power Unit, possibly equal or close to an Energy Unit[25]

Frequency

  • 1 microhertz[1]

Propulsion

Musical units

  • Key, as in "Key of Cresh"[27]
  • Octave[23]
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Behind the scenes

The metric system is the primary form of measurement. However temperature units would not be named Celsius, Kelvin, or Fahrenheit, since they were named for men from Earth, but rather by centigrade or the more benign "standard" developed in the online Visual Guides. It is also interesting to note that the units of watt and joule are used for energy, though their names are derived from men from Earth as well.

The metric system also applies to quantities as well, beyond the standard SI prefix. See Large Numbers for more details.

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Death Star
  2. Dark Journey p. 191
  3. Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire
  4. Visual Guides make this the accepted scale
  5. Used, albeit accidentally, in The Cestus Deception
  6. Dark Journey p. 144, 179
  7. 7.0 7.1 These units represent the rotational and orbital period, respectively, of Coruscant; they are also known as the "standard day" and "standard year". Local days and years on different planets may vary greatly. The Galactic Standard Calendar is used to calibrate these units together.
  8. Vector Prime p. 4
  9. See Millennium Falcon and other similarly named ships, also Vector Prime p. 26
  10. Endor and the Moddell Sector
  11. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: 4 million sangens of fuel were needed to destroy machinery near the Hrakert Rift.
  12. The Mandalorian Armor: See Imperial-class M-12 sweep bomb.
  13. Shield of Lies: 640 millibars was the pressure in the Teljkon Vagabond
  14. 14.0 14.1 Vector Prime p. 7
  15. HoloNet News Weather
  16. Mentioned in Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express
  17. Mentioned in Children of the Jedi
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 Attack of the Clones: Incredible Cross-Sections
  19. Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor p.179
  20. Mentioned in The Black Fleet Crisis trilogy
  21. Vector Prime p. 8
  22. Revenge of the Sith: Incredible Cross-Sections, p.11
  23. 23.0 23.1 Before the Storm
  24. Imperial troop transporter (story booklet)
  25. 25.0 25.1 Star Wars: Dark Forces
  26. Star Wars: Complete Cross-Sections, for TIE/sa bombers and TIE/ln starfighters
  27. Union 1
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