## Measurement unit: gigaohm

**Full name:** gigaohm

**Plural form:** gigaohms

**Symbol:** GΩ

**Alternate spelling:** gigohms

**Category type:** electric resistance

**Scale factor:** 1000000000

## SI unit: ohm

The SI derived unit for electric resistance is the ohm.

1 ohm is equal to 1.0E-9 gigaohm.

Valid units must be of the **electric resistance** type.

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## Definition: Gigaohm

The SI prefix "giga" represents a factor of
10^{9}, or in exponential notation, 1E9.

So 1 gigaohm = 10^{9} ohms.

The definition of a ohm is as follows:

The ohm (symbol: Ω) is the SI unit of electrical impedance or, in the direct current case, electrical resistance, named after Georg Ohm. It is defined as the resistance between two points of a conductor when a constant potential difference of 1 volt, applied to these points, produces in the conductor a current of 1 ampere, the conductor not being the seat of any electromotive force.

## Sample conversions: gigaohm