The Planck constant of action hA

  title={The Planck constant of action hA},
  author={Philip R. Bunker and Per Jensen},
  journal={Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy \& Radiative Transfer},
  • P. Bunker, P. Jensen
  • Published 1 March 2020
  • Physics
  • Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer
Abstract We include the dimension of angle in the expression for the value of the Planck constant h. As a result it has the dimensions of action/angle. However, in the equations of quantum mechanics we need the Planck constant to have the dimensions of action. Thus we introduce the Planck constant of action, which we symbolize as hA. The constants h and hA have the same numerical values when h is expressed in J s cycle − 1 and hA in J s. 
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