Reflection Science

Reflection Science - Emmanuela Isichei Sci 101 October 2...

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Emmanuela Isichei Sci 101 October 2, 2011. The atom is a basic unit of matter that allows complex organisms, creatures, and technologies exist. It is now basic scientific principle that we now take for granted. It is a principle that not too long ago was mocked and marginalized. The process of “knowing” the atom was once such a tumultuous affair. One of founders of the theory, Ludwig Boltzmann, was tormented by scorn and ridicule that drove him to suicide. What then drove scientists to deem what was once a comical and irrelevant discovery into irrefutable scientific law and theory ? The answer lies with Albert Einstein. In 1905 (only one year after Boltzmann Suicide) Albert Einstein published a small paper on how tiny grains of pollen moved in water (First brought about a Scottish botanist named Brown. This concept is known as Brownian Motion). He attested that the only reason why the pollen moved was because of “atoms” that moved within the water. With rigorous and indisputable mathematical
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course SCI 100 taught by Professor Zawki during the Spring '11 term at Buffalo State.

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