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Unformatted text preview: Pauli had an easy manner that delighted all, but Bohr could not help taking his scientific criticism into serious consideration. Bohr had established the basic framework for electrons and their arrangement, but he had no answer as to why each orbit had a set number of electrons. In 1925 Pauli demonstrated his famous exclusion principle, which held that no two electrons could simultaneously occupy the same quantum state. As a consequence, he was able to determine the rules governing electrons and the orbits they fit into. Bohr was delighted with Pauli's contribution, which he had helped to flesh out in their correspondence. Not long after, Werner Heisenberg arrived from Germany and began working with Kramers. Suddenly Heisenberg perceived a way that the vibrations of electrons could be expressed mathematically, and soon, with the help of colleagues Max Born and Pascual...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08