Mathematically Defined Speed of Light

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Scientific Paper
Title Mathematically Defined Speed of Light
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Author(s) Frank H Makinson
Keywords Speed of Light
Published 2005
Journal None
No. of pages 2

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Abstract

The methodologies used to determine the numerical value of the speed-oflight are limited to the precision of the instruments available and to the defined limits of the units of measurement, which are the meter and the second. A mathematical method can be used to define the numeric value for the speed-of-light using a physical science and a mathematical constant which will be independent of the meter and the second, but readily related to those units. The mathematical method will be defined relative to a physical science and a mathematical constant utilizing a trigonometric function that will exploit electromagnetic relationships. The result will be a numeric value for the speed-of-light that has nearly unlimited precision.