## Sociology Department, Faculty Publications

#### Title

A note on the fine structure constant

Summer 4-30-2020

#### Citation

Bilal Khan and Irshadullah Khan, "A note on the fine structure constant", University of Nebraska-Lincoln preprint, April 30, 2020.

#### Abstract

We derive the numerical value of the fine structure constant $\alpha$ in purely number-theoretic terms, under the assumption that in a system of charges between two parallel conducting plates, the Casimir energy and the mutual Coulomb interaction energy agree.

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