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There are other SI units derived from the base SI units and have names given in terms of the base units involved. These derived SI units are listed below:

Derived quantity

Name

Symbol

area

square meter

m2

volume

cubic meter

m3

speed, velocity

meter per second

ms-1

acceleration

meter per second squared

ms-2

wave number

reciprocal meter

m-1

density (mass density)

kilogram per cubic meter

kgm-3

specific volume

cubic meter per kilogram

m3kg-1

current density

ampere per square meter

Am-2

magnetic field strength

ampere per meter

Am-1

concentration (of amount of substance)

mole per cubic meter

mol m-3

luminance

candela per square meter

cd m-2

Certain derived SI units have special names and symbols. For example, the quantity force has a special name newton with symbol N. There are also other SI derived units expressed by means of special names. For example, surface tension is expressed in newton per meter with symbol Nm-1. These units are listed in the appropriate category accessible from the main unit page.

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