bel (B)

bel (B): A unit of measure of ratios of power levels, i.e., relative power levels. Note 1: The number of bels for a given ratio of power levels is calculated by taking the logarithm, to the base 10, of the ratio. Mathematically, the number of bels is calculated as B = log10(P 1/P 2) where P 1 and P 2 are power levels. Note 2 : The dB, equal to 0.1 B, is a more commonly used unit.

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