The watt balance and atom-counting techniques now give nearly identical values of Planck's constant
, with an uncertainty of less than 20 parts in a billion, says metrologist Ian Robinson of the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, England.
But then, we are not working with Planck's constant
The size of each allowed orbit is determined by the key numerical quantity of quantum physics, Planck's constant
Nicholson reasoned that the units of Planck's constant
matched those of angular momentum and so he proposed that the angular momentum of the orbiting electron could only take on values which were an integer multiple of was Planck's constant
In this case, the flow velocity multiplied by the length of the path along the center of the toroidal channel must be zero or a whole-number multiple of a fundamental quantity determined by Planck's constant
and the mass of a helium atom.
are the Compton radii and masses of the various particles, c is the speed of light, and h is Planck's constant
Both groups use electrical measurements in somewhat different ways to link the mass standard to Planck's constant
, a fundamental quantity in quantum physics.
Since DM's existence is inferred solely from its gravitational effects, and its nature is otherwise unknown, one cannot rule-out the possibility that DM's behavior may be contradictory to the consequences of quantum mechanics as it applies to luminous matter (LM), which is particularly troubling since it necessarily brings into question the applicability of Planck's constant
as a viable "action" in this nonluminous domain.
Since its introduction in 1900 by German physicist Max Planck, Planck's constant
has played a central role in modern physics and the theory of quantum mechanics.
How the PV and free space manage to coexist is not known, but the equations of modern physics strongly suggest that some type of active vacuum state does indeed exist, when Newton's gravitational constant, Planck's constant
, and the fine structure constant are replaced by their more fundamental counterparts
h, the square of the electron charge divided by Planck's constant