ohm, Ω (unit)

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ID: https://schemas.optimade.org/defs/v1.2/units/si/1983/named/ohm
Definition name: ohm

Unit name: ohm
Latin symbol: ohm
Display symbol: Ω

Description: A derived SI unit for electrical resistance equal to kg·m²·s⁻³·A⁻² in the 1983 SI units.

"The ohm is the electrical resistance that exists between two points of a conductor when a constant potential difference of one volt, applied between these two points, produces a current of one ampere in the conductor, provided that the conductor is not the seat of any electromotive force." [9th CGPM meeting in 1946]

The ohm was defined at the 9th CGPM Meeting in 1946, included in SI at the 11th CGPM meeting in 1960, resolution 12, implicitly redefined via the redefinition of the second at the 13th CGPM Meeting in 1967, resolution 1, and again implicity redefined via the redefinition of the metre at the 17th CGPM meeting (1983), resolution 1.

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