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|Unit of||electrical resistance|
|Named after||Georg Ohm|
|In CGS base units||cm/s|
|1 abΩ in ...||... corresponds to ...|
|SI units||10−9 Ω|
The abohm is the derived unit of electrical resistance in the emu-cgs (centimeter-gram-second) system of units (emu stands for "electromagnetic units"). One abohm corresponds to 10−9 ohms in the SI system of units, which is a nanoohm.
The emu-cgs (or "electromagnetic cgs") units are one of several systems of electromagnetic units within the centimetre gram second system of units; others include esu-cgs, Gaussian units, and Heaviside–Lorentz units. In these other systems, the abohm is not one of the units.
The name abohm was introduced by Kennelly in 1903 as a short name for the long name (absolute) electromagnetic cgs unit of resistance that was in use since the adoption of the cgs system in 1875. The abohm was coherent with the emu-cgs system, in contrast to the ohm, the practical unit of resistance that had been adopted too in 1875.
- A.E. Kennelly (1903) "Magnetic units and other subjects that might occupy attention at the next international electrical congress" 20th Annual Convention of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1903