Units of Measurement/Volume
Volume | ||
---|---|---|
Dimension | L^{3} | |
Usual Symbol | V | |
Coherent units | ||
System | Unit | Symbol |
SI | cubic metre | m^{3} |
CGS | cubic centimetre | cm^{3} |
Imperial | cubic foot | ft^{3} |
SI units[edit]
The base unit of volume in the SI system is the liter. There are 1000 liters per cubic meter, or 1 liter contains the same volume as a cube with sides of length 10cm. A cube with sides of length of 1 cm or 1 cm^{3} contains a volume of 1 milliliter. A liter contains the same volume as 1000 ml or 1000 cm^{3}.