Planck's Constant Value [ENDORSED]

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Fiona Grant 1I
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Planck's Constant Value

When we are doing calculations involving Planck's constant, h, I was just wondering if it is better to use 6.626 x 10^-34 J.s or 6.63 x 10^-34 J.s? I've seen it both ways and I was just curious. Thanks!

Natalie Noble 1G
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Re: Planck's Constant Value

I don't think it makes a difference. If we are taking a test, they give us a page with formulas and constants so I would just use whatever is on that. Personally, I prefer to use 6.626 x 10^-34 because it has higher accuracy since it goes to more decimal places.

Nicole Shak 1L
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Re: Planck's Constant Value

I think for intermediate calculations it's always safer to put more decimals for a greater accuracy.

danielruiz1G
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Re: Planck's Constant Value

It depends on significant figures rules and if you're multiplying/dividing or adding/subtracting

Amir Akhavan 1E
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Re: Planck's Constant Value

It is always safer to use whatever is given on the formula sheet. However, more decimals will give a more exact answer which may be preferred.

yazminedesan1F
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Re: Planck's Constant Value  [ENDORSED]

I would use whats given or whatever has more decimals just to be more accurate

Hope_Pham_1G
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Re: Planck's Constant Value

For homework, I like to use the more accurate value for Planck's constants. For tests, I use 6.626 x 10^(-34) because the tests are timed, and it's faster to input this version.

shouse1f
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Re: Planck's Constant Value

since I think the value is usually given I would use whichever they give.

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