Template talk:SI electromagnetism units

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Symbols for quantities[edit]

I think that the preferred symbols for quantities would be a useful addition to this template, if someone has or can find a list of current recommendations. Perhaps for some quantities there might be a couple of different ones, used in different fields of activity or whatever. Gene Nygaard 15:33, 16 Mar 2005 (UTC)

-- I added in an initial column for preferred symbols (hope it should especially be useful for B vs. H confusion). The symbols I added are just those that I remember off the top of my head, and are at least representative of one common convention in U.S. physics. Not sure how universal the conventions are. I suspect that there may be more differences from discipline to discipline than there are across the global physics community. 65.87.167.22 13:37, 16 December 2005 (UTC)

Title bar[edit]

Here's an alternative way to do the title bar with edit link:

SI electromagnetism units edit
Symbol Name of Quantity Derived Units Base Units
I Current ampere (SI base unit) A A
q Electric charge, Quantity of electricity coulomb C A·s

I think the p version is clunky-looking, but the code for this is even clunkier. Maybe someone can come up with a better way. — Omegatron 15:23, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

Here is an even neater version:

SI electromagnetism units edit
Symbol Name of Quantity Derived Units Base Units
I Current ampere (SI base unit) A A
q Electric charge, Quantity of electricity coulomb C A·s

But it doesn't work in IE. :-( — Omegatron 00:44, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

This is probably the best; based directly on the real edit links:

edit SI electromagnetism units
Symbol Name of Quantity Derived Units Base Units
I Current ampere (SI base unit) A A
q Electric charge, Quantity of electricity coulomb C A·s

The dimension of the dimensionless[edit]

Why not give the dimension of magnetic susceptability as "1" instead of "-"? Jimp 7Oct05