Foundations of Physics Letters

, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 591–598 | Cite as

Estimate of Planck's Constant from an Electromagnetic Mach Principle

  • L. de La Peña
  • A. M. Cetto


An electromagnetic Mach principle is introduced, considering the zero-point radiation field as being produced by all visible matter in the universe, and at the same time being responsible for the quantum fluctuations of matter. An order-of-magnitude estimate allows thus to derive a relation between Planck's constant (as a measure of the strength of the field fluctuations) and cosmological constants, which is well satisfied by the accepted values of the intervening quantities.

zeropoint radiation stochastic electrodynamics Planck's constant large numbers 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. de La Peña
    • 1
  • A. M. Cetto
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de FísicaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxicoMexico

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