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2020 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

2. Dealing with Units

Author : Jonathan Bartlett

Published in: Electronics for Beginners

Publisher: Apress

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Abstract

Before we begin our exploration of electronics, we need to talk about units of measurement. A unit of measurement is basically a standard against which we are measuring something. For instance, when measuring the length of something, the units of measurement we usually use are feet and meters. You can also measure length in inches, yards, centimeters, kilometers, miles, and so on. Additionally, there are some obscure units of length like furlongs, cubits, leagues, and paces.
Footnotes
1
Technically, the liter is not defined by the SI, but it is listed here because it is the simplest illustration of the point.
 
2
For instance, see Nicholas Higham’s Accuracy and Stability of Numerical Algorithms.
 
Metadata
Title
Dealing with Units
Author
Jonathan Bartlett
Copyright Year
2020
Publisher
Apress
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5979-5_2

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