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Concurrent with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) centennial, the NIST Physics Laboratory has issued a new chart of the best available values for more than 100 of the most widely used fundamental constants in physics and chemistry. A thorough and handy reference for teachers, students, and researchers, the chart summarizes the most recent recommended values from the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) that was established in 1966 by the International Council of Scientific Unions to improve the quality and reliability of key data in all fields of science and technology. CODATA values are developed after a thorough review and examination of the best available experimental measurements, observations, and calculations. The new CODATA Recommended Values wall chart (NIST SP-961) is available in two sizes: 17 by 22 inches and 8.5 by 11 inches (English dimensions reflect the standard paper sizes in U.S. printing). An abbreviated set of the constants is available on a wallet c ard (NIST SP-959). To request copies, contact inquiries@nist.gov; 301-975-6478; or Fax 301-926-1630. A complete list of the recommended values of the fundamental constants of physics and chemistry is available at http://physics.nisr.gov/constants.
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Title Annotation:National Institute of Standards and Technology
Publication:Forest Products Journal
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Nov 1, 2001
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