On Mon, Jan 14, 2019 at 2:03 AM Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au> wrote:
*> The Planck constant is, like the speed of light c, a unit conversion > factor. In natural units, it is 1 (or at least ℏ is set to 1).* That just restates the mystery using different words because natural units are based on physical constants. That restatement simplifies things in some circumstances but it has disadvantages, if you just use natural units in your equations you're throwing away information. For the equation X/Y=1 X and Y can have a infinite number of values and the equation is still mathematically true, but if X and Y are physical universal constants then you might want to know the specific 2 values out of that infinity that also make it physically true. If all I know is 1 there is no way I can get back X and Y, but if I know X and Y I can always get 1. John K Clark > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.