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The complexities of special relativity are way beyond me but it seems it can be simplified to one special equation 8*pi*G/c^4 that can be further simplified by setting G=c=1 hence it becomes 8*pi, what is this telling us about the real universe ?

This seems better suited to new theories.c, of course, is a constant, 299,792,458 m/s = 3.00 x 10^{8} m/sG is also a constant, but much smaller. 6.67 x 10^{-11} is also a constant, 3.14159.... You can certainly change your base to whatever you wish. However, you can't magically do a change of base that would make them all the same.You could, of course, create a new constant, call it Syhprum's constant, S = = = 2.077 x 10^{-43}Which is a very small number. You could then transform all your math to be base 2.077 x 10^{-43}, but no doubt some previously simple tasks such as counting from 1 to 10 become far more complicated.

Quote from: CliffordK on 05/01/2013 00:00:12This seems better suited to new theories.c, of course, is a constant, 299,792,458 m/s = 3.00 x 10^{8} m/sG is also a constant, but much smaller. 6.67 x 10^{-11} is also a constant, 3.14159.... You can certainly change your base to whatever you wish. However, you can't magically do a change of base that would make them all the same.You could, of course, create a new constant, call it Syhprum's constant, S = = = 2.077 x 10^{-43}Which is a very small number. You could then transform all your math to be base 2.077 x 10^{-43}, but no doubt some previously simple tasks such as counting from 1 to 10 become far more complicated.I don't understand what you mean by the term "base". Please explain. syhprum was refering to the system of units which is often used in relativity in which Einstein's field equations readsG = 8piTWhat point were you trying to make?

Perhaps I'm missing something, but G & c are both typically constants, so they can't be just set to be equal to 1.