Fine Structure Constant

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There is a most profound and beautiful question associated with the observed coupling constant, e the amplitude for a real electron to emit or absorb a real photon. It is a simple number that has been experimentally determined to be close to 0.08542455. (My physicist friends won't recognize this number, because they like to remember it as the inverse of its square: about 137.03597 with about an uncertainty of about 2 in the last decimal place. It has been a mystery ever since it was discovered more than fifty years ago, and all good theoretical physicists put this number up on their wall and worry about it.) Immediately you would like to know where this number for a coupling comes from: is it related to pi or perhaps to the base of natural logarithms? Nobody knows. It's one of the greatest damn mysteries of physics: a magic number that comes to us with no understanding by man. You might say the "hand of God" wrote that number, and "we don't know how He pushed his pencil." We know what kind of a dance to do experimentally to measure this number very accurately, but we don't know what kind of dance to do on the computer to make this number come out, without putting it in secretly! –Richard P. Feynman (1985). QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter. Princeton University Press. p. 129. ISBN 0691083886

Plank's constant, also called the Fine Structure Constant, is also the focus of Frank Znidarsic.

The impact of the explanation of Plank's constant being caused from a finite speed in quantum transitions imposed by the velocity of the mechanical wave (phonon) of the atomic nucleus is disturbing to the text-book physicist to a point of hubris without (admitted) cause in discussion groups by even those of gentle nature nestled in the comfort of scientific dogma, verses a scientific method.

Znidarsic, like Ken Shoulders, is relegated by society of their own ilk to the hinterland of those ignored. The ostracization by default of those unwilling to examine new theory in light of the scientific method are the 99 monkeys of the parable of the 100th monkey, explained in the article Church Effect.

Frank Znidarsic

Control of the Natural Forces

Apeiron, Vol. 14, No. 4, October 2007 379

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The Fine-structure Constant and Some Relationships Between the Electromagnetic Wave Constants

Forrest Bishop
The four primary wave constants are brought together in one place. The often overlooked wave impedance is proposed to be exactly as fundamental as the speed of light. The little-used relationship between these constants highlights a central confusion in conventional electrodynamics units and theory.
The fine-structure constant is reformed in terms of the wave impedance of the vacuum.
Keywords: TEM wave, Zo, wave impedance, Ivor Catt, fine structure constant

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