Natural Units

I’m back! I decided to blog this because it didn’t feel substantial enough to have notes on its own and I couldn’t find a proper place for it elsewhere so here I am.

Today, I wanted to discuss natural units i.e. the system under which c=1 , \hbar=1 , etc. It became apparent to me that many believe such a system is the result of convenience or laziness but this could not be further from the truth! There are some deep physical insights associated with such a system which I think never weaves its way into standard curriculum and one which I would like to lay down here. First, we must understand how we work with physical units.

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