rpp2010-rev-phys-constants - 1 Physical constants 101 1...

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1. Physical constants 101 1. PHYSICAL CONSTANTS Table 1.1. Reviewed 2010 by P.J. Mohr (NIST). Mainly from the “CODATA Recommended Values of the Fundamental Physical Constants: 2006” by P.J. Mohr, B.N. Taylor, and D.B. Newell in Rev. Mod. Phys. 80 (2008) 633. The last group of constants (beginning with the Fermi coupling constant) comes from the Particle Data Group. The ±gures in parentheses after the values give the 1-standard-deviation uncertainties in the last digits; the corresponding fractional uncertainties in parts per 10 9 (ppb) are given in the last column. This set of constants (aside from the last group) is recommended for international use by CODATA (the Committee on Data for Science and Technology). The full 2006 CODATA set of constants may be found at http://physics.nist.gov/constants. See also P.J. Mohr and D.B. Newell, “Resource Letter FC-1: The Physics of Fundamental Constants,” Am. J. Phys, 78 (2010) 338. Quantity Symbol, equation Value Uncertainty (ppb) speed of light in vacuum c 299 792 458 m s 1 exact Planck constant h 6.626 068 96(33) × 10
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