2 edition of **constants of nature.** found in the catalog.

constants of nature.

Frank Wigglesworth Clarke

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Published
**1876** by Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

- Specific heat.

**Edition Notes**

Other titles | Table of specific heats for solids and liquids, Specific heat tables |

Statement | compiled by Frank Wigglesworth Clarke. |

Series | Smithsonian miscellaneous collections -- [v. 14, art. 4], Publication -- 276, Publication (Smithsonian Institution) -- 276. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | Q 11.S7 vol. 14, art. 4 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | 58 p. ; |

Number of Pages | 58 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL20995191M |

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b y the quantized geometry of spacetime. * The remaining constants also depend on Avogadro’s number, the electron mass, or the proton mass. Avogadro’s number (N A), also known as Loschmidt’s number (N L), is used in the the molar gas constant and the Faraday number is the result of somewhat arbitrary historical.

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