Mathematically Defined Speed of Light
Year: 2005 Pages: 2
Keywords: Speed of Light
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.