# Specific Volume

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Specific volume, abbreviated as $$\upsilon$$ (Greek symbol upsilon), is the volume in a unit of mass.  Specific volume is a intensive variable whose physical quantity value does not depend on the amount of the substance for which it is measured.  Specific volume is the reciprocal of density, a substance with a higher density will have a lower specific volume.

## Specific volume formula

$$\large{ \upsilon = 1 \;+\; e }$$
Symbol English Metric
$$\large{ \upsilon }$$  (Greek symbol upsilon) = specific volume $$\large{\frac{ft^3}{lbm}}$$ $$\large{\frac{m^3}{kg}}$$
$$\large{ e }$$ = void ratio $$\large{dimensionless}$$