Mathematical Physics


On Feynman’s Speculations About the Origin of the Fine-Structure Constant

Authors: Lamont Williams

When thinking about the origin of the fine-structure constant, renowned physicist Richard Feynman speculated that it might be related to pi or the base of the natural logarithm. However, he could not envision how pi or the natural logarithm’s base could be associated with the constant. This article presents an equation that helps to address Feynman's question.

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[v1] 2016-09-20 22:49:31
[v2] 2019-09-02 17:40:48

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