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The Unit H

  1. Nov 12, 2014 #1
    the unit h is referring to height or the planck constant ze
     
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    Nugatory

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    It depends on the context - there are no rules that say that a particular letter must always have a particular meaning.
     
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  4. Nov 12, 2014 #3
    Oh, I thought they were meaning H, the Magnetic Field Intensity.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2014 #4

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    Any Science publication should be expected to define the symbols - except when the context is extremely obvious.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2014 #5

    mathman

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    h is the usual symbol for the Planck constant.

    h=6.62606957 × 10-34 m2 kg / s
     
  7. Nov 12, 2014 #6

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    Most letters can have multiple meanings in different problems. There are not enough letters for all physical concepts.
     
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