1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Basically I have to convert from Gaussian Units in a Transmission Line Experiment. I don't get what the point of expressing Capacitance in cm is and I find this very confusing. 2. Relevant equations The equation I've been given is C'=Q'/V=w/4πh, (1) where the prime denotes "per unit length" and w and h are the width of the line and the distance between the plates, equal to 2.6 and 2.7 cm respectively. Conversion: In a poorly denoted tabled, the conversion is given as 1F = (c2/1E9) cm (2) 3. The attempt at a solution So as far as I can tell it appears that it's a linear conversion by using the factor given in (2), which is pretty much c2/1E9 (units of cm/sec) which is about 8.94E11, and I multiply this by w/4πh, however I fail to see how this results in a Capacitance in Farads. Since the units of length cancel in (1), a) how is this a per unit length and b) how would this conversion not result in a speed instead of capacitance? Clearly I'm not factoring something in but I don't know what. Thanks for any help!