"alpha" ~ "The Fine Structure Constant" ~ "α ≈ 1/137"
We believe there is much to realize concerning the mystery of #137 and the magic of #9 and we believe others think so to.
We offer the following findings.
Our two favorite numbers 137 & 9 show their stuff....
All primes above 5 end in either 1, 3, 7, or 9, and are equally distributed
http://primes.utm.edu/lists/small/1000.txt
We offer the following findings.
Our two favorite numbers 137 & 9 show their stuff....
All primes above 5 end in either 1, 3, 7, or 9, and are equally distributed
http://primes.utm.edu/lists/small/1000.txt
The mystery about α is actually a double mystery. The first mystery – the origin of its numerical value α ≈ 1/137 has been recognized and discussed for decades. The second mystery – the range of its domain – is generally unrecognized. —Malcolm H. Mac Gregor, M.H. MacGregor (2007). The Power of Alpha. World Scientific. p. 69. ISBN 9789812569615 If alpha [the finestructure constant] were bigger than it really is, we should not be able to distinguish matter from ether [the vacuum, nothingness], and our task to disentangle the natural laws would be hopelessly difficult. The fact however that alpha has just its value 1/137 is certainly no chance but itself a law of nature. It is clear that the explanation of this number must be the central problem of natural philosophy. —Max Born, A.I. Miller (2009). Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung. W.W. Norton & Co. p. 253. ISBN 9780393065329
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finestructure_constant
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finestructure_constant
 Mystery of the "Magic Number" 137: Wave Genesis, Theoretical Representation, Role in the Universe "Albert M Chechelnitsky"
"That mystery already exists more that 80 years. Many of great theoreticans  founders of modern physics  Sommerfeld, Eddington, Born, Pauli, Dirac, Weyl, Heisenberg, Feynman, etc. deeply feel its true price, provocative, defiant character in connection with the fundamental basis of the theoretical phisics. Is the Fine Structure Constant (FSC) the really fundamental constant or may be it varies with the time? If that is the really fixed quantity, then  what is its true, theoretically based value? Fundamental ideas of the Wave Universe concept open new possibilities to answer that and another incidentally arising questions "
http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0011035
"That mystery already exists more that 80 years. Many of great theoreticans  founders of modern physics  Sommerfeld, Eddington, Born, Pauli, Dirac, Weyl, Heisenberg, Feynman, etc. deeply feel its true price, provocative, defiant character in connection with the fundamental basis of the theoretical phisics. Is the Fine Structure Constant (FSC) the really fundamental constant or may be it varies with the time? If that is the really fixed quantity, then  what is its true, theoretically based value? Fundamental ideas of the Wave Universe concept open new possibilities to answer that and another incidentally arising questions "
http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0011035
137 ~ Videos Worth a Look
Physicist; Professor Laurence Eaves
 Fine Structure Constant #137  Sixty Symbols 
The Most Important Number in the Universe. #137  Ask a Spaceman!

5, 13 and 137 are Pythagorean Primes  Numberphile

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