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On the determination and value of the fine structure constant
by Correa, Paulo N. & Correa, Alexandra N.
J Aetherom Res, Volume 2, Issue 5 (January 2009), pp. 117
Article ID: JAR020501
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ABSTRACT
Unlike any other theory of physics, Aetherometry permits a direct check of the expressions employed to obtain the value of the fine structure constant alpha and the fundamental values of
physics, by two separate approaches involving very different fundamental quantities. In one of the
approaches, Aetherometry determines alpha from only two fundamental quantities, the electron
massequivalent wavelength and the Compton electron wavelength, neither of which are considered
primitive quantities. The same approach also produces a secondary derivation of alpha from Planck's
constant h and the fundamental charge e, and a demonstration of how the accepted formulas for
alpha must be corrected in order to generate the correct or aetherometric value of alpha. With the
second approach, we check our determination of the electron massequivalent wavelength by employing other fundamental quantities: the lightspeed invariant c and either the massenergy equivalent of
the electron rest mass in electronvolts, or the Faraday constant. Whether we use the Codata 1986 or
the Codata 2006 values, the determination and computation of alpha is substantially at variance with
that which is accepted in mainstream physics as being its value and expression. The results are
unequivocal: the conventional value of alpha is wrong, and effectively a new physics was necessary for
its correct determination and computation.

