Units and Metric

  • Ulrich Mosel
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


It is customary in elementary particle physics and field theories to choose the system of units such that the resulting expressions assume a simple form. In particular, instead of working with the usual three mechanical units for length, mass and time one introduces three basic units for velocity, action and length.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Mosel
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJustus-Liebig-Universität GiessenGiessenGermany

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