Progress in Reducing the Uncertainty of Measurement of Planck’s Constant in Terms of the Information Approach

Boris Menin *

Mechanical and Refrigeration Consultation Expert, 9 Yakov Efrat St., Beer-Sheba, Israel.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aims: The purpose of this work is to prove that only by implementing a weighted and thorough theoretical information approach to the development of a physical and mathematical model for measuring Planck’s constant, it is possible to prepare a reasonable justification for calculating the required relative uncertainty.

Place and Duration of Study: Mechanical & Refrigeration Consultation Expert, between June 2018 and February 2019.

Methodology: Using the principles of information theory and similarity theory, a dimensionless parameter (comparative uncertainty) was formulated to compare the experimental results of measurements of Planck’s constant and the simulated data.

Results: Examples of the application of the proposed original method to measure Planck’s constant using the Kibble balance and X-ray crystal density methods are given.

Conclusion: The proposed information-oriented approach is theoretically justified and does not include such concepts as a statistically significant trend, cumulative values of consensus or statistical control, which are characteristic of the statistical expert tool adopted in CODATA. We tried to show how the mathematical and, apparently, rather arbitrary expert formalism can be replaced by a simple, theoretically grounded postulate on the use of information in measurements.

Keywords: Planck constant, comparative uncertainty, information-based approach, relative uncertainty.

How to Cite

Menin, Boris. 2019. “Progress in Reducing the Uncertainty of Measurement of Planck’s Constant in Terms of the Information Approach”. Physical Science International Journal 21 (2):1-11.


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