Physics Without Physical Constants

  • Edward Kapuścik


One of the most fundamental properties of both Newton’s mechanics and Maxwell electrodynamics is the absence of any physical constants in their basic equations. All necessary constants appear only at the stage of applications of these theories to specific phenomena. This is one of the reasons of universality and generality of these theories since physical constants always reflect our ignorance in formulation of physical laws. Therefore primary equations of physics should not contain physical constants at all, including the fundamental ones.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Kapuścik
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsH.Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Physics and InformaticsCracow Pedagogical UniversityKrakówPoland

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