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Thread: Planck Units

  1. #1 Planck Units 
    Forum Isotope Zelos's Avatar
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    Just of curiosity, does anyone know what planck units are and whats so special about them?


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    This simple explanation may help:

    In physics, Planck units are physical units of measurement defined exclusively in terms of the five universal physical constants shown in the table below in such a manner that all of these physical constants take on the numerical value of 1 when expressed in terms of these units. Planck units elegantly simplify many of the algebraic expressions appearing in physics. Originally proposed by Max Planck, these units are also known as natural units because the origin of their definition comes only from properties of nature and not from any human construct.

    Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_units


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    now u destroyed the fun
    oh well. now u all know atleast
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    It shouldn't destroy the fun at all. I voted for the 'not sure' option after reflecting on the fact that I didn't know, but had a vague idea about Planck length and unviersal system of measurement.
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    im talking about my fun, i wanted to tell it
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    well, I have heard of them before but wasn't really sure what they were, but I do seem to remember something about a planks constant or something similar to that, but right now the only thing I can remember is that is was discovered by the same guy. Sorry.
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    still looks like a honest poll... the results i mean, were predictable....

    in dutch a plank means a wooden board... hmm.. or was it something else...

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    yes
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    well, planck units may "simplify" physical problems, but they will only do that in abstract physics. For instance, planck units make the following problem rediculous:

    How far is it to your house? Answer in Planck meters.

    In otherwords, planck units require me to type more into my calculator, so i like SI units more

    (p.s.-I know what a harmonic oscilator is!)
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    yepp, its 10^alot
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