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Gravitational and Related Constants

Nature volume 193, page 766 (24 February 1962) | Download Citation

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

    • A. E. MARTIN

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