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Unformatted text preview: Soon afterward, in late 1924 and early 1925, Pauli would once again take on Heisenberg's core model, this time using a relativistic approach. The mass of an object increases with speed according to relativity, and the electrons in Heisenberg's model would be traveling fast enough to require consideration of this factor. But Pauli found no evidence of any mass change, and argued convincingly against Heisenberg's core model. Rather than feeling frustrated, Heisenberg praised Pauli's insight and looked for ways to build from it. Soon after Pauli's discovery, the BKS theory too was being disproved by experimental evidence. Heisenberg's achievement came at a time when all of his colleagues were working on different tangents, and with no systematic approach to the answers they all desired. Nevertheless, their topics of research often complemented each other in unexpected...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08