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Values of the fundamental physical constants, recommended for international use, are provided at this web site developed and maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These are the latest values of the constants recommended by CODATA (updated in 2006).  Included are values for universal, electromagnetic, and atomic/nuclear constants, as well as non-SI units and conversion factors for energy equivalents.  Users may also view background information related to constants, a searchable bibliography, and correlation coefficients between any pair of constants.
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Values of the fundamental physical constants, recommended for international use, are provided at this web site. These are the latest values of the constants recommended by CODATA (updated in 2006).  Need background information?  It's all there, in an easily-searchable format.

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P. Mohr and B. Taylor, (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, 1994), WWW Document, (http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html).
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P. Mohr and B. Taylor, Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, 1994), <http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html>.
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Mohr, P., & Taylor, B. (2012, November 1). Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from National Institute of Standards and Technology: http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html
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Mohr, Peter, and Barry Taylor. Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST. Gaithersburg: National Institute of Standards and Technology, November 1, 2012. http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Mohr, Peter, and Barry Taylor. Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST. Gaithersburg: National Institute of Standards and Technology, 1994. 1 Nov. 2012. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html>.
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Is Associated With The NIST Reference: International System of Units (SI)

This web page provides essential information about the International System of Units (SI), including links to online unit converters, background information on the base units, and a section on non-SI units. (Also developed and maintained by NIST.)

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