What is volume ?
corresponds to the space occupied by an object or substance (solid,
liquid or gaseous).
volume can be calculated for simple geometric shapes such as
- Cubes: Volume = side x side x side
- Parallelepiped: Volume = length x width x height
as well as spheres, cones, pyramids etc..
of more complex shapes, we must make measurements to determine the
Units of volum: cubic meter
unif of volume is the cubic meter ( symbol m3 ).
A cubic meter corresponds to the space occupied by a cube of side 1 m.
L'unit?de volume du syst鑝e international est le
m鑤re cube de symbole m3
m鑤re cube correspond ?l'espace qu'occupe un
cube de 1 m de cot?
The volume can also be expressed using multiples of the cubic meter:
- The cubic decameter (dam3)
- The cubic hectometer (hm3)
- The cubic kilometers (km3)
Or using submultiples of the cubic meter:
- The cubic decimeter (dm3)
- The cubic centimeter (cm3)
- The cubic millimeter (mm3)
Each unit is
a thousand times greater than the previous one:
1 cubic centimeter is equal to 1000 cubic millimeter.
1 cubic decimeter is equal to 1000 cubic centimeter.
1 cubic meter is equal to 1000 cubic decimeter.
Each quantity expressed in one of these units can also be expressed in
any of the other. This change of units can be achieved using a
of volum: litre
liquids and gases, it is common practice to use as unit volume litre
(L) and its derived units:
- Millilitre (mL)
- Centilitre (cL)
- Decilitre (dL)
- Decalitre (dal)
- Hectolitre (hl)
- Kilolitre (kL)
these units is ten times greater than the previous one:
1 centilitre is equal to 10 ten millilitre.
1 deciliter is equal to 10 centilitre.
A litre is equal to 10 decilitre.
expressed in one of these units can be converted to another unit using
the following conversion table:
Cubic meter and litre
A litre is a
unit that was defined as being equal to one cubic decimeter:
1 L = 1 dm3
have also the following equality:
1 mL = 1 cm3