Re: kHz or KHz

Subject: Re: kHz or KHz
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- SOUNDY -dot- ML -dot- ORG>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 21:35:23 -0800

On Tue, 29 Sep 1998 13:39:32 -0400, Smith, Don wrote:

>How about MHz? I think it also should be mHz, but I am overruled on this one
>by just about the whole world.

kHz invites confusion because 'K' is not used (that I'm aware of) for
measurements, although 'k' IS the proper symbol for kilo, or 1000 units.

However, 'm' and 'M' are DEFINITELY NOT interchageable when it comes to
measurements. 'M' stands for Mega, or one million units (okay, okay, binary
counting aside); 'm' is for milli, or 1/1000th units (such as mm for
millimeter or ms for millisecond).

You can use mHz if you want, just remember that 1MHz = 1,000,000,000mHz!

"You should see my new PC! It's a Pentium II 266,000,000,000 mHz!"


Your friend and mine,
Matt
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