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In 1937 the query of a potential temporal edition of the elemental constants used to be raised by means of Paul Dirac in his "large quantity hypothesis." at the present time it sounds as if within the context of the hunt for a unified thought of the basic interactions. It touches either primary and utilized physics, because the postulated unalterability of the constants is the root for contemporary metrology. The ebook offers stories written through top specialists within the box. Focussing at the query of diversifications of the elemental "constants" in time or area, the chapters conceal the theoretical framework during which diversifications are anticipated and the quest for adaptations of amounts reminiscent of the fine-structure consistent, the electron/proton mass ratio, g-factors of proton and neutron and so on. in astrophysical and geophysical observations and in precision experiments with atomic clocks and frequency standards.
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