On absolute units, II: Challenges and responses

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Abstract

The alternatives provided by the author to the Planck system of the absolute unit, and the challenges and responses related to them were discussed. The alternatives include classical units based on G, c, and e; atomic units based on e and m e; strong units based on c and m p; and many others. The value of natural quantities expressed in their natural units should ordinarily be of order unity, according to the central dogma of dimensional analysis. The number of units that is introduced should be less than zero while taking absolute quantities that appear in the known physical laws.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages10-11
Number of pages2
Volume59
No1
Specialist publicationPhysics Today
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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