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Quantum Electrodynamics and the Fundamental Constants

Published

Author(s)

Peter J. Mohr, Barry N. Taylor

Abstract

The fundamental constants are evaluated by comparison of the results of critical experiments and the theoretical expressions of these results written in terms of the constants. Many of the theoretical expressions are based on quantum electrodynamics (QED), so the consistency of the comparison provides a critical test of the validity of the theory.
Conference Dates
April 1, 2000
Conference Title
Electronic Journal of Differential Equations

Keywords

CODATA, data analysis, fine-structure constant, fundamental constants, least-squares adjustments, QED, Rydberg

Citation

Mohr, P. and Taylor, B. (2000), Quantum Electrodynamics and the Fundamental Constants, Electronic Journal of Differential Equations (Accessed June 13, 2024)

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Created August 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017