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Fundamental Constants, QED, and the Proton Form Factor



Peter J. Mohr, Barry N. Taylor


Most of the fundamental constants are obtained by the comparison of the results of critical experiments and theoretical expressions for these results. Many of the theoretical expressions are based on quantum electrodynamics (QED), so the consistency of the results provide a precise test of the validity of QED. One aspect of the determination of the constants emphasized here is the role of the form factor or rms charge radius of the proton in the determination of the Rydberg constant.
University of Georgia/JLAB Workshop


data analysis, fundamental constants, proton form factor, QED, Rydberg constant


Mohr, P. and Taylor, B. (1999), Fundamental Constants, QED, and the Proton Form Factor, University of Georgia/JLAB Workshop (Accessed July 20, 2024)


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Created September 1, 1999, Updated February 17, 2017