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Unity as a unit

Mills, I. (1995) Unity as a unit. Metrologia, 31 (6). pp. 537-541. ISSN 0026-1394

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1088/0026-1394/31/6/013

Abstract/Summary

The arguments for regarding the number 1 as a unit of the SI are reviewed. Examples of dimensionless quantities are presented, and problems associated with representing the values of dimensionless quantities of very small magnitude are discussed. The logarithmic ratio units bel, decibel and neper are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:7395
Publisher:IOP

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