**Author:**

Hobson, Victor G.

**Category:**

Journal Reprints

**Sub-Category:**

Quantum Theory / Particle Physics

**Date Published:**

January 1988

**Keywords:**

quantum theory, Planck's constant, Eddington

**Filename:**

Hobson_TothMaatRev_v6n4(1988)3345-3351.pdf

**Publication:**

Toth-Maatian Review

**Comments:**

© Toth-Maatian Review - Dr. T. E. Phipps, Jr. gift

**Abstract:**

This paper extends in greater depth the investigation and analysis of Planck’s constant h , already dealt with in [1], with especial reference to the effect of any variation in the choice of the normal and arbitrary time unit, the second. The undoubted long standing ambiguity of this so-called fundamental constant is discussed and clarified. As a direct result of this rigorous analysis the smallest fundamental indivisible quantized unit is revealed. It is equal to 6.62559x^(-27) ergs of energy and also equal to h numerically but not dimensionally. This absolute quantized unit of energy is contained implicitly within Planck’s somewhat mystical and ambiguous definition of h and of quantum theory in general and of energy quantization in particular.

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