What is statohm (stat W)? - Definition from WhatIs.com
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The statohm (symbolized stat W ) is the unit of resistance in the cgs (centimeter/gram/second) electrostatic system of units. It is equivalent to approximately 8.9876 x 10 11 ohms. The ohm ( W ) is the standard unit of resistance in the International System of Units ( SI ).

The statohm is an extremely large unit of resistance. In fact, an object with a resistance of 1 stat W would make an excellent insulator or dielectric . In practical applications, the ohm, the kilohm (k W ) and the megohm (M W or M) are most often used to quantify resistance. For comparison, 1 stat W = 8.9876 x 10 5 M W = 8.9876 x 10 8 k W .

Also see resistance , ohm , cgs or small-unit metric system , and International System of Units ( SI ).

This was last updated in March 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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