Mohr, Peter J.; Taylor, Barry N.
March 2001
Physics Today;Mar2001, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p29
Academic Journal
Discusses the adjustments in the values of the fundamental constants in physics. Problems associated with the values of fundamental constants; Categories of information needed in the adjustment of constant values; Details on the constant value adjustments set by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology in 1998.


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