references – Red book – 1987 – SUNAMCO – IUPAP

Symbols, Units, Nomenclature and Fundamental Constants
in Physics

IUPAP ‘Red book’ 1987 edition

Links to IUPAP Red Book:


IUPAP, together with several other international organisations, is a member of the Joint Committee for Guides in Metrology [JCGM

The tasks of the JCGM are:

The JCGM has taken over responsibility for these two documents from
ISO TAG 4, who originally published them under the auspices of the BIPM,
IEC, IFCC, ISO, IUPAC, IUPAP and OIML. The chairman of the JCGM is the
Director of the BIPM.

ISO GUM 1995, Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement edition, 1993, corrected and reprinted 1995, International Organisation for Standardisation (Geneva, Switzerland). ISBN 92-67-10188-9

VIM 1993 – International vocabulary of basic and general terms in metrology, 2nd edition 1993 issued by BIPM, IEC, IFCC, ISO, IUPAC, OIML,
ISBN 92-67-01075-1

VIM 2006 BIPM, IEC, IFCC, ISO, IUPAC, IUPAP, OIML “International Vocabulary of Basic and General Terms in Metrology”, third ed., ISO, draft, January 2006

IUPAP Commission C2 SUNAMCO “Symbols, Units, Nomenclature, Atomic Masses
& Fundamental Constants”,


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