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Unformatted text preview: University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Engineering 124 Lecture 2 Jan 23, 2007 The Epistemology of Technological Development Part II 17 th Century Age of Modernity & Enlightenment o Paradigm - the lens through which we see the world o Ends 1900 1950 with Quantum Physics 1901 Energy Quantum: Planck 1905 Brownian Motion: Einstein 1905 Modern Physics: Einstein o Photoelectric Effect o Mass/Energy Equivalence (e=mc 2 ) o Special Relativity Time dilate and space contracts as approach the speed of light Man of the Century according to Times Magazine o Relativistic & Quantum Physics account for 75% of inventions driving our economy 1909 Alpha Particle: Rutherford 1911 Atomic Nucleus: Rutherford 1913 Atomic Structure: Bohr Post-Modernism o Newtonian-Catesian Paradigm with respect to science gives way to Quantum Mechanics and Relativity Deterministic to probabilistic...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course E 124 taught by Professor Kastenberg during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.
- Spring '07