Giga-

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giga is a unit prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of billion. It has the symbol G. Giga is derived from the Greek, meaning 'giant'. The Oxford English Dictionary reports the earliest written use of giga in this sense to be in the Reports of the IUPAC 14th Conference in 1947: "The following prefixes to abbreviations for the names of units should be used: G giga 109 ." When referring to information units in computing, such as gigabit or gigabyte, giga may sometimes mean 1073741824, although such use is contrary to standards and has been discouraged by the standards organizations. The binary prefix gibi has been adopted for 230, while reserving giga exclusively for the metric definition.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Typpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136375982
  • 9786136375984