Standard abbreviations

Subject: Standard abbreviations
From: Joyce & Cordell Woods <jfwoods -at- MAROON -dot- TC -dot- UMN -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 1994 11:39:50 -0500

It is true that abbreviations of proper names should be caps and others lower
case. (Of course, there are always exceptions, such as element names.)

Excellent illustration is the SI unit for pressure, the Pascal. The
abbreviation is Pa. The Pascal is too small for convienent usage in
meteorology. Therefore the unit hectoPascal (100 Pascals) is commonly used and
is abbreviated hPa.

FWIW, kK is kiloKelvins! (that's a lower case K and an upper case K)


ps: In casual use, I still use upper case K (and M) when refering to memory

Joyce F. Woods & J.Cordell Woods / Consultants
Cactus Software & Communications, Inc.
3151 Main Street NE; Blaine MN 55449-6112
voice 612/757-6916 fax 612/757-4515 email jfwoods -at- maroon -dot- tc -dot- umn -dot- edu

Previous by Author: Re: Computer Dictionary
Next by Author: k=1000 or k=1024
Previous by Thread: Re: Liability insurance for contractors
Next by Thread: k=1000 or k=1024

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads