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On SI unit abbreviations

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by rolosrevenge, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    Ok, call me anal, but this bugs me a lot, especially since I have to review and write for scientific journals and incorrect unit abbreviations are required to be fixed before publication. So ... the abbreviation for the prefix kilo- meaning 1000 is 'k', the abbreviation for the unit of power, a watt, is 'W', and the abbreviation for an hour is 'h'
    Therefore the proper abbreviation for a kilowatt-hour is 'kWh'. That's all thanks.
    http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/units.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt_hour
     
  2. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    And a MB is a lot different than a Mb.
     
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    Thanks. I'm a technology infrastructure specialist and it irritates the crap out of me when people ask for 100Gb of storage.
     
  4. VolkerP

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    would you agree that 128mB equal 1 Bit?
     
  5. ElSupreme

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    I was thinking 125mB equal 1 Bit!

    Speaking of odd units I hosted a collegiate bicycle race and listed the distances in Mach([email protected])-Seconds. I got lots of weird comments when everyone got there.
     
  6. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I don't mind if people like to measure time in micro-fortnights, but I must insist, since this is an EV forum, that we abbreviate kilowatt hours properly, kWh
     

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