The two cultures: SI and Gaussian units in electromagnetism

Anupam K Garg*

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It is shown how interconversion between SI and Gaussian systems in electromagnetism can be done efficiently and in a way that does not appear arbitrary. A short discussion is given of the advantages of being able to work in both systems in electromagnetism, and multiple unit systems more generally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045205
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 23 2018


  • Gaussian
  • SI
  • units

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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