Figure of merit

A figure of merit (FOM) is a quantity used to characterize the performance of a device, system or method, relative to its alternatives.[1][2]


Benchmarks are synthetic figures of merit that summarize the speed of computers in performing various typical tasks.

See also


  1. Olivieri, Alejandro C.; Escandar, Graciela M. (2014), "Analytical Figures of Merit", Practical Three-Way Calibration, Elsevier, pp. 93–107, doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-410408-2.00006-5, ISBN 978-0-12-410408-2, retrieved 2022-03-24
  2. Allegrini, Franco; Olivieri, Alejandro C. (2020), "Figures of Merit", Comprehensive Chemometrics, Elsevier, pp. 441–463, doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-409547-2.14612-8, ISBN 978-0-444-64166-3, S2CID 193125279, retrieved 2022-03-24
  3. Decoding Battery Life For Laptops New York Times, June 25, 2009
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