Atomic energy

Atomic energy - Atomic energy - The energy generated from...

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Unformatted text preview: Atomic energy - The energy generated from the splitting of the atom (though nuclear fusion would later add further possibilities). Bohr atomic model - The Bohr model stabilized Rutherford's original picture by showing that the atom could exist only in discrete energy states. Complementarity - In light of the indeterminacy set forth by Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, the principle of complementarity argues that two answers are preferable to one when neither is itself complete. Compound nucleus- A temporary excited state of the nucleus that occurs upon the collision of two particles. Bohr postulated that the nucleus might discharge this excess energy through the emission of radiation. Copenhagen Institute - Founded and headed by Bohr, this Institute soon became the world center for modern physics. Here Bohr cultivated new generations of physicists, while hosting colloquia that would repeatedly alter the course of history. Correspondence principle- This principle states that a new theory must be applicable to all phenomena for which a preceding theory was valid. It applies particularly to theories at the atomic level, which had to be evaluated which a preceding theory was valid....
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