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1-20-11 Thurs. - water 2 Photoelectric Effect – the...

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January 20, 2011 Darnley Dessimus HU Id. @026-38-409 Class Notes I. What is a Professional? A. Professionals solve problems that others cannot solve for themselves. B. If you go to med school or law school you are looking to become a mechanic – someone who is a skilled worker capable of building or repairing things. C. You go to grad school to solve problems that have not been solved before (it is more rewarding) like a mechanic you build and repair things, but you are more of a technician solving problems through more theory than hands on experience. II. Problem Solvers A. Einstein – he solved three problems in 1905 1. Brownian Motion – the unending random movement of pollen particles in
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Unformatted text preview: water. 2. Photoelectric Effect – the ejection of electrons from metal surfaces when ultraviolet light impinge upon the metal. 3. The Theory of Special Relativity – why we had not been able to measure the movement of the earth through the ether, and how we could do it. B. Us – what unsolved problems are we going to solve in our lifetime 1. The hardest problems to solve are the ones on how to live our lives. *Note: Philosophy must be general, uncertain, simple, controversial, creative, imaginative, & foundational. *Note: Prof. Verharen – Humor is watching another human being placed in an uncomfortable position to make you feel better about yourself....
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