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Unformatted text preview: Physics 596 Dr. Herbst STYLE Some elements of style are: level of difficulty, order, movement. Movement Defn. Movement carries the reader from one idea to the next and makes it more likely that the reader will finish the article. Movement can be helped by words that give a sense of time such as while, next, suddently, first, later, after. ----------------------------------- Contrast: Schroedinger discovered quantum mechanics. He also solved the hydrogen atom. With After discovering wave mechanics, Schroedinger was able to solve the problem of the hydrogen atom. Or Schroedinger first discovered wave mechanics, and subsequently solved the problem of the hydrogen atom. Movement can also be helped by word such as however, therefore, thus, consequently, moreover, and phrases such as as a result, which show a logical progression. But make sure that they are correctly used. Incorrect: Schroedinger discovered wave mechanics; however , he also solved the problem of the hydrogen atom. However = in spite of A better word here might be moreover , which is defined as beyond what has been said, and is used to strengthen a point. What about the following: Schroedingers discovery of wave mechanics led, thus, to his solution of the hydrogen-atom problem. Ans. Use of thus is unnecessary unless referring back to some point in a previous sentence such as: To solve problems in atomic physics, it was necessary to develop a new field called wave mechanics. wave mechanics....
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course PHYSICS 596 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Ohio State.
- Fall '08