

A005600


Current estimate of decimal expansion of reciprocal of finestructure constant alpha.
(Formerly M2606)


9




OFFSET

3,2


COMMENTS

The estimate is continually changing.
The finestructure constant actually isn't one, it depends on the energy at which it is measured: Its value is known to approach 1/128 at interaction energies above 80 GeV. For other considerations, e.g., whether the finestructure constant's value differs by location and over time, see the Wikipedia article or other links.  M. F. Hasler, Oct 30 2013


REFERENCES

John Barrow, The Constants of Nature, 367 pp., Jonathan Cape, 2002.
K. R. Lang, Astrophysical Data: Planets and Stars, SpringerVerlag, NY, 1991.
Martin J. Rees. Just Six Numbers: the deep forces that shape the universe. Phoenix. 1999
N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=3..12.
E. R. Cohen and B. N. Taylor, The 1986 adjustment of the fundamental physical constants, Rev. Modern Phys., 59 (1987), 11211148.
NIST, inverse finestructure constant
Robert P. Munafo, Notable Properties of Specific Numbers. [From Robert G. Wilson v, Sep 10 2008]
Wikipedia, Finestructure constant


EXAMPLE

1/alpha = 137.035999... = 1/A003673.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A003673, A082726.
Sequence in context: A127584 A124919 A033920 * A180873 A021031 A291835
Adjacent sequences: A005597 A005598 A005599 * A005601 A005602 A005603


KEYWORD

cons,nonn


AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane, Mira Bernstein


EXTENSIONS

Updated May 20 2003
Updated by Omar E. Pol, Aug 09 2009, by Raphie Frank, Dec 13 2012
Updated by Arkadiusz Wesolowski, Feb 08 2016


STATUS

approved



