All About Atoms - Syllabus Can be found at course website:

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Syllabus Can be found at course website: www.pa.msu.edu/~huston/isp209_f08/index.html the web version will be the official one I added a link to a LON-CAPA tutorial The text and iclickers can be found at SBS and International Center book stores (and probably others as well) iclickers are used for a number of courses at MSU, but the bookstores will also buy them back Please buy your iclicker and register it please write down your iclicker serial number someplace safe because you will probably use it for other courses and I’ve been told the number rubs off
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www.cern.ch (the first web page)
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Which of these statements is a scientific hypothesis? 1. Atoms are the smallest particles of matter that exist 2. Space is permeated with an essence that is undetectable 3. Albert Einstein was the greatest physicist of the 20 th century
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Which of these statements is a scientific hypothesis? 1. Atoms are the smallest particles of matter that exist 2. Space is permeated with an essence that is undetectable 3. Albert Einstein was the greatest physicist of the 20 th century
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Is string theory pseudoscience? From inside cover of book One of the major problems is that string theory, an ambitious attempt to formulate a “theory of everything” that explains all the particles and forces of nature and how the universe came to be. With its exotic new particles and parallel universes, string theory has capture the public’s imagination and seduced many physicists But, there’s a deep flaw in the theory: no part of it has been tested and no one knows how to test it
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But they laughed at Einstein… Actually, they didn’t In 1905, while working in Bern, Switzerland as a young patent clerk, Einstein submitted and got published 4 revolutionary papers in the most prestigious physics journal in the world, Annalen der Physik we’ll discuss one of these papers in this lecture Annus Mirabilis After that came many academic offers,a better apartment, and later the Nobel prize Einstein’s old apartment in Bern
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Atoms Richard Feynman “If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generation of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words. I believe it is the atomic hypothesis (or fact) that all things are made of atoms…” Atomic theory of matter all matter is composed of tiny particles, too small to be seen
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Four Elements… Remember Aristotle and his four elements
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By convention there is color, by convention sweetness, by convention bitterness, but in reality there are atoms and space.” Democritus (400 BC) He imagined a thought experiment (a gedanken) about what would happen if you took a rock and kept subdividing it At some point, you may come to an irreducible part (atoms) But Aristotle was the big name, and his four elements idea was the rage for 2000 years …and besides there was no evidence for atoms First mention of atoms
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '11 term at Michigan State University.

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