Physical Quantities, Dimensions and Constants: The Source of Numbers in Physics
Part of the Progress in Physics book series (PMP)
This is an overstatement. The principal aim of physical theories is understanding. A theory’s ability to find a number is merely a useful criterion for a correct understanding.
KeywordsPhysical Quantity Natural Unit Scalar Quantity Fundamental Constant Basic Quantity
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