[libre-riscv-dev] [OT] fine structure constant

Jacob Lifshay programmerjake at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 13:26:44 BST 2019

On Tue, Jul 9, 2019, 05:20 Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 09, 2019 at 12:29:22PM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
> wrote:
> > Also i just remembered where I know bigfloat from, The de Vries formula
> for
> > the fine structure constant.
> > http://lkcl.net/reports/fine_structure_constant/
> Cool.  I didn't know there was a formula for the fine structure constant.
> Now I find myself wondering if there is any theoretica justification for
> that formula, or whether de Vries just kept adjusting the formula unti
> it came out approoximately correct.
reminded me of https://xkcd.com/217/ , though xkcd is quite a bit less

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