So I read somewhere about some equation that might explain the Electron/Proton mass ratio, but it was off by several percentage points and the equation seemed complicated.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Unfortunately I forget where I originally read this.

Anyway, I was not particularly impressed, so I wrote a C program to try billions of relatively simple equations and look for ones whose solutions come closest to the Electron/Proton mass ratio.

Obviously many of the more complicated ones had the right answer within machine or measured accuracy, but some did "silly" operations that I could nto see in physics such as taking a sine of sine. One surprisingly simple equations came reasonably close. It is off by less than a tenth of percent so it is obviously wrong, none the less I found it interesting. Essentially the program was looking for a coincidence and that is probably all it found, but here is the equation:

Let x = electron/proton mass ratio

sqrt(x) ~= sqrt(PI/3) - 1

Could be written as:

sqrt(PI/3) = sqrt(1) + sqrt(x)

The equation is similar to that of a circle, but with square roots instead of squares.

PI/3 is obviously very common being the angle of equilateral triangles. Sqrt(PI) is important in probability and statistics regarding the Beta function.

Anyway, I am not a Physicist having taken just 2 physics courses in college, but figured I would throw what is probably just a coincidence out there to see if it meant anything to anyone else.

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# Electron/Proton mass ratio

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