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The abcoulomb is the CGS unrationalised electromagnetic base unit of electric charge.

The abcoulomb is the charge flowing in $1$ second given a current of $1$ abampere.


$\mathrm {abC}$

The symbol for the abcoulomb is $\mathrm {abC}$.

Its $\LaTeX$ code is \mathrm {abC} .

Also known as

The abcoulomb is also known as the electromagnetic unit of charge, abbreviated $\mathrm {e.m.u.}$

Source of Name

This entry was named for Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.

Linguistic Note

The word abcoulomb is a shortened form of absolute coulomb, as evolved from its original full name absolute electromagnetic cgs unit of charge.