nepers (n vs Np)

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slidercrank

Joined Nov 6, 2013
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Volume III - Semiconductors
Chapter 1.5 Decibels


While the bel is a unit naturally scaled for power, another logarithmic unit has been invented to directly express voltage or current gains/losses, and it is based on the natural logarithm rather than the common logarithm as bels and decibels are. Called the neper, its unit symbol is a lower-case “n.”


Is "n" really used anywhere nowadays?

Suggested correction:
1) its unit symbol is "n" or more commonly Np.
2) its unit symbol is Np


Np is a standard unit symbol (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neper)
 

WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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I'd recommend something like:

its units symbol is Np (though the symbol n has been used and may still be encountered).
 

Dcrunkilton

Joined Jul 31, 2004
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Thanks for the work on this correction,

Following entered at ibiblio:

Called the neper, its unit symbol is “Np; though, lower-case “n” may be encountered.

Credited to slidercrank in the Contributors list.

Dennis
 
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