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capacitance unit
a measure of the capacity of a circuit component to store charge

charge unit, quantity unit
a measure of the quantity of electricity (determined by the amount of an electric current and the time for which it flows)

conductance unit
a measure of a material's ability to conduct an electrical charge

current unit
a measure of the amount of electric charge flowing past a circuit point at a specific time

elastance unit
the reciprocal of capacitance

field strength unit
an electromagnetic unit of magnetic intensity

flux density unit
a measure of the amount of flux per unit of cross sectional area

inductance unit
a measure of the property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it

light unit
a measure of the visible electromagnetic radiation

magnetomotive force unit
a unit of measurement of magnetomotive force

potential unit
a measure of the potential energy of a unit charge at a given point in a circuit relative to a reference point (ground)

power unit
a measure of electric power

radioactivity unit
a measure of radioactivity

resistance unit
the reciprocal of conductance

picofarad
a unit of capacitance equal to one trillionth of a farad

microfarad
a unit of capacitance equal to one millionth of a farad

millifarad
a unit of capacitance equal to one thousandth of a farad

F, farad
the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates

abfarad
a capacitance unit equal to one billion farads

C, amperesecond, coulomb
a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second

abcoulomb
a unit of electrical charge equal to 10 coulombs

ampereminute
a unit of charge equal to 60 coulombs

amperehour
a unit of charge equal to 3600 coulombs

S, mho, reciprocal ohm, siemens
a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm

A, amp, ampere
the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

mA, milliampere
one thousandth of an ampere

abamp, abampere
a unit of current equal to 10 amperes

ampere, international ampere
a former unit of electric current (slightly smaller than the SI ampere)

daraf
a unit of elastance equal to the reciprocal of a farad

gamma
a unit of magnetic field strength equal to onehundredthousandth of an oersted

oersted
the magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole

microgauss
a unit of magnetic flux density equal to one millionth of a gauss

gauss
a unit of magnetic flux density equal to 1 maxwell per square centimeter

tesla
a unit of magnetic flux density equal to one weber per square meter

abhenry
a unit of inductance equal to one billionth of a henry

millihenry
a unit of inductance equal to one thousandth of a henry

H, henry
a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second

illumination unit
a measure of illumination

luminance unit
a measure of luminance

luminous flux unit
a measure of luminous flux per unit area

candlepower unit, luminous intensity unit
a measure of luminous intensity

exposure
the intensity of light falling on a photographic film or plate

Gb, Gi, gilbert
a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampereturns

ampereturn
a unit of magnetomotive force equal to the magnetomotive force produced by the passage of 1 ampere through 1 complete turn of a coil; equal to 1.257 gilberts

magneton
a unit of magnetic moment of a molecular or atomic or subatomic particle

abvolt
a unit of potential equal to onehundredmillionth of a volt

mV, millivolt
a unit of potential equal to one thousandth of a volt

microvolt
a unit of potential equal to one millionth of a volt

nanovolt
a unit of potential equal to one billionth of a volt

picovolt
a unit of potential equal to one trillionth of a volt

femtovolt
a unit of potential equal to one quadrillionth of a volt (or one thousandth of a nanosecond)

V, volt
a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it

kV, kilovolt
a unit of potential equal to a thousand volts

abwatt
a power unit equal to the power dissipated when 1 abampere flows across a potential difference of 1 abvolt (one tenthousandth of a milliwatt)

milliwatt
a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt

W, watt
a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm

kW, kilowatt
a unit of power equal to 1000 watts

megawatt
a unit of power equal to one million watts

H.P., HP, horsepower
a unit of power equal to 746 watts

var, voltampere
a unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere

kilovoltampere
a unit of electrical power equal to 1000 voltamperes

millicurie
a unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth of a curie

Ci, curie
a unit of radioactivity equal to the amount of a radioactive isotope that decays at the rate of 37,000,000,000 disintegrations per second

Gy, gray
the SI unit of energy absorbed from ionizing radiation; equal to the absorption of one joule of radiation energy by one kilogram of matter; one gray equals 100 rad

R, roentgen
a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air

rutherford
a unit strength of a radioactive source equal to one million disintegrations per second

REM
(Roentgen Equivalent Man) the dosage of ionizing radiation that will cause the same amount of injury to human tissue as 1 roentgen of Xrays

rad
a unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material

abohm
a unit of resistance equal to a billionth of an ohm

ohm
a unit of electrical resistance equal to the resistance between two points on a conductor when a potential difference of one volt between them produces a current of one ampere

megohm
a unit of resistance equal to one million ohms