Planck's constant

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\ ˈpläŋ(k)s- How to pronounce Planck's constant (audio) , ˈplaŋ(k)s- How to pronounce Planck's constant (audio) \

Definition of Planck's constant

: a constant that gives the unvarying ratio of the energy of a quantum of radiation to its frequency and that has an approximate value of 6.626 × 10−34 J·s symbol h

First Known Use of Planck's constant

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Planck's constant

Max K. E. L. Planck

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“Planck's constant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Planck%27s%20constant. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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Planck's constant

noun
\ ˈplaŋ(k)s- How to pronounce Planck's constant (audio) , ˈpläŋ(k)s- How to pronounce Planck's constant (audio) \

Medical Definition of Planck's constant

: a constant that gives the unvarying ratio of the energy of a quantum of radiation to its frequency and that has an approximate value of 6.626 × 10−34 joule second symbol h

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