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bibo_abstract:
- In science, as in life, "surprises" can be adequately appreciated only
in the presence of a null model, what we expect a priori. In physics, theories
sometimes express the values of dimensionless physical constants as combinations
of mathematical constants like π or e. The inverse problem also arises, whereby
the measured value of a physical constant admits a "surprisingly" simple
approximation in terms of well-known mathematical constants. Can we estimate the
probability for this to be a mere coincidence, rather than an inkling of some
theory? We answer the question in the most naive form.@eng
bibo_authorlist:
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Ariel
foaf_name: Amir, Ariel
foaf_surname: Amir
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Mikhail
foaf_name: Lemeshko, Mikhail
foaf_surname: Lemeshko
foaf_workInfoHomepage: http://www.librecat.org/personId=37CB05FA-F248-11E8-B48F-1D18A9856A87
- foaf_Person:
foaf_givenName: Tadashi
foaf_name: Tokieda, Tadashi
foaf_surname: Tokieda
bibo_doi: 10.4169/amer.math.monthly.123.6.609
bibo_issue: '6'
bibo_volume: 123
dct_date: 2016^xs_gYear
dct_language: eng
dct_publisher: Mathematical Association of America@
dct_title: Surprises in numerical expressions of physical constants@
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