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Gravitational and Related Constants

Naturevolume 193page766 (1962) | Download Citation



IN an earlier communication1 some simple relationships between the fundamental constants e, h, c, G and α were proposed, where G is the usual gravitational constant and α the ratio of proton mass to electron mass. It is now possible to simplify and extend slightly the treatment used previously and to justify to a considerable extent the results then obtained; α will, however, now be taken as the ratio of the mass of the hydrogen atom to that of the electron.

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    Martin, A. E., Nature, 192, 59 (1961).

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    Carr, L. H. A., Proc. Inst. Elec. Eng., Pt. 1, 97, 235 (1950). Allen, L. W., Electrical Engineering, 134 (1958). Martin, A. E., Nature, 191, 588 (1961).

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    Smithson. Phys. Tables, ninth rev. ed. (1954).

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  1. Sir Howard Grubb Parsons and Co., Ltd., Optical Works, Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne, 6

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