Unit PG
Name petagauss
Category Magnetic Flux Density
Details The petagauss (PG) is a unit used to measure magnetic flux density in the field of magnetism. It is a non-SI (International System of Units) unit derived from the gauss (G), which is a unit in the centimeter-gram-second (CGS) system of units.

1 petagauss (PG) is equal to 1 x 10^15 gauss (G).

Magnetic flux density, also known as magnetic field strength or the magnetic induction, is a measure of the amount of magnetic field present in a specific region. It is represented by the symbol 'B' and directly influences how magnetic materials and charged particles interact with the magnetic field.

As the petagauss is a large unit, it is rarely used in science and engineering, and the preferred SI unit for magnetic flux density is the tesla (T). To convert petagauss to tesla, you can use the following conversion:

1 PG = 1 x 10^11 tesla (T)

In practical applications, such as in the design and analysis of magnetic systems, smaller units such as the microtesla (µT) or nanotesla (nT) are often used for measuring magnetic flux density.