symbols, acronyms & abbreviations



candela. Used without a period. A symbol in SI, the International System of Units.

Barry N. Taylor and Ambler Thompson, editors.
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NIST Special Publication 330, 2008 Edition.

“United States version of the English text of the eighth edition (2006) of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures publication Le Système International d’ Unités (SI)” This publication is the definitive guide for the United States, but the ultimate authority is the original, French version. See Section 2.2.2 and table 3, page 11.



IEEE Std 260.1™-1004. IEEE Standard Letter Symbols for Units of Measurement (SI Units, Customary Inch-Pound Units, and Certain Other Units). Approved 22 July 2004, American National Standard Institute; approved 25 March 2004, IEEE-SA Standards Board. New York: IEEE, 24 September 2004.


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