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Why c?

  1. Apr 7, 2004 #1
    Anyone knows why the symbol c was chosen to represent the speed of light in vacuum? Or is there no reason really?
     
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  3. Apr 7, 2004 #2

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    I believe it is short for "celeritas" (i.e. speed in Latin)
     
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