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I have a basic question about IEEE...!

I have a basic question about IEEE...!

I have a basic question about IEEE...!

I heard that 'special color book' in IEEE
For example, IEEE 242 is buffer book, IEEE Std 142 is Green book.
I don't know why this book is named by color.
Because of 'Important'...?

RE: I have a basic question about IEEE...!

Why is color so important?. I'm lucky to work under IEEE-45. Color only represents numbers.

RE: I have a basic question about IEEE...!

IEEE 242 is Buff book (buff being a color,)

Usually it's because at the time the work was published with that color cover. Adobe Postscript has the Blue Book, Red Book, and Orange book. Not sure if the same thing happened in IEEE. I guess they ran out of colors; https://standards.ieee.org/products-services/3000/... and now just have numbers, not sure.

Here's a list of the Color Books:

I wonder if at one time someone was cleverly using the resistor color codes to "number" the books.

RE: I have a basic question about IEEE...!

Dear TugboatEng.
Thanks for you reply.
Are you work in IEEE? If it's true, 'color' means not 'important' but 'only represent'?

RE: I have a basic question about IEEE...!

Dear 3DDave.
Thanks for your reply.
I understood that the reason why named by color is because it is important!
and now, I know that it is not by important!

RE: I have a basic question about IEEE...!

I think it is so you can look at your bookshelf and see which book someone else had taken.

Green is about grounding, for some reason.

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