Working Group Details
SCC14.3 - Unit Symbols Subcommittee
|Working Group Chair||
SASB/SCC14 - SCC14 - Quantities, Units, and Letter Symbols
IEEE-SASB Coordinating Committees
|IEEE Program Manager|
IEEE 280-1982 - IEEE Standard Letter Symbols for Quantities Used in Electrical Science and Electrical Engineering
Letter symbols used to represent physical quantities in the field of electrical science and electrical engineering are defined. The symbols are independent of the units employed or special values assigned. Also included are selected symbols for mathematics and for physical constants.
Reaffirmed 2008. Names and letter symbols for prefixes that denote multiplication of a unit by the binary multiplier 2 10 n ,where n =1,2,3,4,5,or 6 are defined. Although the prefixes may be used with all units in all fields where multiplication by a binary multiplier is found to be appropriate, their primary use is in the field of information technology.