Hobson, Victor G.
Quantum Theory / Particle Physics
quantum theory, Planck's constant, Eddington
© Toth-Maatian Review - Dr. T. E. Phipps, Jr. gift
This paper extends in greater depth the investigation and analysis of Planck’s constant h , already dealt with in , 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.