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On the determination and value of the fine structure constant

by Correa, Paulo N. & Correa, Alexandra N.
Aurora Biophysics Research Institute

J Aetherom Res, Volume 2, Issue 5 (January 2009),  pp. 1-17

Article ID:   JAR02-05-01

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Unlike any other theory of physics, Aetherometry permits a direct check of the expressions employed to obtain the value of the fine structure constant alpha and the fundamental values of physics, by two separate approaches involving very different fundamental quantities. In one of the approaches, Aetherometry determines alpha from only two fundamental quantities, the electron mass-equivalent wavelength and the Compton electron wavelength, neither of which are considered primitive quantities. The same approach also produces a secondary derivation of alpha from Planck's constant h and the fundamental charge e, and a demonstration of how the accepted formulas for alpha must be corrected in order to generate the correct or aetherometric value of alpha. With the second approach, we check our determination of the electron mass-equivalent wavelength by employing other fundamental quantities: the lightspeed invariant c and either the mass-energy equivalent of the electron rest mass in electron-volts, or the Faraday constant. Whether we use the Codata 1986 or the Codata 2006 values, the determination and computation of alpha is substantially at variance with that which is accepted in mainstream physics as being its value and expression. The results are unequivocal: the conventional value of alpha is wrong, and effectively a new physics was necessary for its correct determination and computation.