Title: Reality – governed by six invariant fundamental constants, A metrological view on the unity of physics
Authors: Spieweck, Frank, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), ISNI: 0000 0000 2383 3663
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Publisher: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
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Dates: Available: 2013-12-20
Created: 2013-06
Classifications: PACS 03.65.Ca ; PACS 03.65.Fd ; PACS 04.20.Cv ; PACS 04.90.+e ; PACS 06.20.F-
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Keywords metrology ; constants ; measurement standards ; physics fundamentals ; units (measurement) ; measurement theory ; quantum theory ; quantum gravity ; general relativity ; cosmology ; metrology based on constants of quantum physics and general relativity ; metrology in non-Euclidean space ; definition of base units ; combining particle physics and general relativistic physics ; grainy structure of vacuum ; simple quantitative calculation of general relativistic effects ; common formulation of special and general relativistic physics
Abstract: It is proposed that in classic, general relativistic and quantum physics the same nomenclature shall be used. This may be achieved by making use of a slightly modified International System of Units SI, which should be adapted to the requirements of general relativistic and quantum mechanics. Then, general relativistic problems will be simply treated like phenomena of classic physics. The system of possible future SI units should be based on fixed values for the general relativistic constant 8π/κ (= c4/G, κ: Einstein constant, c: speed of light in vacuum, G: Newton’s gravitational constant), Planck’s constant h, the elementary charge e, Boltzmann’s constant k, the atomic mass unit u, 1/NA (NA: Avogadro constant), and for a certain atomic energy Wa. In part I, a metrological basis is presented, where reference frame dependent and reference frame independent – or invariant – physical quantities are defined, whereas in parts II and III resulting consequences are discussed, e. g. concerning the grainy structure of empty space and a metrologically reformulated path to general relativistic physics.
Citation: SPIEWECK, Frank. Reality – governed by six invariant fundamental constants – A metrological view on the unity of physics. Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), 2013. doi: 10.7795/110.20130617A
Remark: This report is a revised edition of the PTB-Bericht PTB-PG-14 from 2006-04, ISSN 0177-316X, ISBN 978-3-86509-515-2