Questions tagged [absolute-units]

Absolute units, or natural units, are a system of units where certain dimensionful constants are set to 1. This often simplifies various formulae.

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Unit of Pressure - $\frac{N}{m^2}$ or $\frac{kg}{cm^2}$

I am came across Pressure being given with unit $\frac{kg}{m^2}$ at a lot of technical papers I am reading. However, as far as I understand, Pressure is defined as $\frac{N}{m^2}$ which is not same ...
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How to reintroduce $\hbar$ and $c$ into a formula written in natural units? [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to translate formulas written in natural units into either HLU units or SI units. Seeing the Planck constant and the speed of light would help me understand what is going on. ...
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Undoing problems caused by setting $c = 1$ { or “Undoing $c = 1$” }

In the mathematical derivation of equations for physics, and involving wave propagation in particular, the propagation speed at the start of the derivation is often set to one (c = 1). I am working ...
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Is it possible that “$c = 1$?” [duplicate]

Can c = 1 and if so, what does this mean for Physics? If you were to take any Physics equation, and let c = 1, will it work?
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Conversion from Planck unit to SI [closed]

Good evening, I'm reading the paper Prehawking radiation by William G. Unruh where it says: ...a time scale of order of $m^{3}$ in Planck units, or $10^{53}$ ages of the current universe for a ...
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What are the units of time when planck's constant is equal to 1?

If I express a Hamiltonian $H$ in units of Hz by dividing the energy terms in the Hamiltonian by hbar $\tilde{H}=\dfrac{H}{\hbar}$ which means you set $\hbar =1$. Then what are the units of time? Also ...
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Prove gravitational constant $G=1$ in geometric units

I've seen that often geometric units are defined by setting $G=c=1$, however, I have been working with a different definition, namely, to multiply time in seconds by $c$ so that it's measured in ...
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Value of gravitational constant $G$ and speed of light $c$

In an Tolman Oppenheimer and Volkoff (TOV) equation of state for static equilibrium stars, if any one want to calculate pressure and density in $\mathrm{MeV/fm^3}$, then what is the appropriate choice ...
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If Higgs field is present everywhere in the universe, then why can't we use it to find the absolute motion of an object relative to it?

Why can't we describe absolute motion relative to Higgs field?
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Why set the mass equal to 1 in Hamiltonian for a single particle?

Why can we set the mass in the Hamiltonian for a single particle equal to 1, as in Zee p.61 and Peskin & Schroder p.20? Is it just a choice of units, $\hbar=c=m=1$?
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What is the meaning for the unit kilogram-mole?

Recently, I came across the unit J/(kg-mole * K). What is the meaning of kg-mole? Please explain me the meaning behind it. Thanks in advance, Rram
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Homework: Feynman diagram loops, confusion about natural units

I've got another homework problem that I have trouble with: 4.3 Exercise 3 Use the Feynman rules to show that the expansion in number of loops is an expansion in powers of $\hbar$. Hint: ...
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What does the symbol $M$ mean in black hole relativity calculations?

I've seen a lot of places where the ISCO of a black hole is given as $R_{ISCO} = 6M$, but it never goes into any particular detail (one source said "as you all know from your relativity courses", haha)...
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What is the decay width and why is it given in energy units?

I'm reading Thomson, Modern Particle Physics, and in chapter 16 author says that the decay width of the Z boson is $\Gamma_Z =2.452 \pm 0.0023 \,\mathrm{GeV}$. He also says the total width of the ...
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Why does $k^z/E$ have dimensions of inverse velocity rather than velocity?

I'm studying quantum field theory and I want to prove the cross section. In Peskin's book, equation 4.77 says that:  \frac{1}{\left | \frac{k_{A}^{z}}{E_{A}}-\frac{k_{B}^{z}}{E_{B}}\right |}=\frac{...
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Proper units for physical quantities when $\hbar$=$1$

How to deal with the units of quantities if $\hbar=\tfrac{h}{2\pi}=1$? For example, the energy $E=\hbar\omega$: If I have chosen $\hbar=1$, how do I use the units to properly differentiate between ...
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About Planck tension in strings theory as stated in “The Elegant Universe”

In the book "The Elegant Universe" by Brian B. Greene, on chapter 6 it is stated that there's the so called "Planck tension" in string theory, and it is given a value of $10^{39}$ tons. This value is ...
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Acceleration Absolute from all Non-Accelerating Frame of references

Is Acceleration Absolute from all Non-Accelerating Frame of references? Though experiment: Imagine cars on a two-way highway travelling at different velocities. A motorbike is accelerating at A'. From ...
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How can geometrized units have more than one constant equal to 1?

I can understand how you could manipulate units to make a certain constant equal to $1$, like $c$ or $G$, et cetera. But how can you make it so two constants (in this case $c$ and $G$) are equal to $1$...
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Can this Temperature Scale be Considered an absolute temperature scale?

Me and My friend are having a discussion about Absolute Temperature Scales. I think Absolute Temperature Scales are those who have their zero on Absolute zero. So Can we define a new Scale (say "Namu")...