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Physics Communication 1 Running head: Using Communication as a Theoretical Physicist The Importance of Using Communication in Theoretical Physics Communication 1113 Greg Miller University of Oklahoma
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Physics Communication 2 For theoretical physicists, communication plays a critical role in a successful career. Currently, a physicist’s work involves probing the unknowns of the very large and the very small. To investigate such areas, many people are needed to run, gather, and interpret the data that experiments collect. Considering the volume of scientists working on one particular project and the precision required by research, effective communication within organizations of physicists plays an integral role in the success and accuracy of an experiment. Also, with other important professions referring to scientific research, it is important that there is effective communication within the scientific community so as to not make contradictory claims to the rest of society. A theoretical physicist is a scientist who uses mathematical models and thought in an effort to predict natural phenomena. Most often, a theoretical physicist attempts to derive rules and understanding for occurrences which cannot yet be tested experimentally. For example, a theoretical physicist is Stephen Hawking, the famous investigator of black holes. Obviously, black holes do not exist in close proximity to the Earth, and so instead of performing experiments on a black hole and analyzing data, Hawking uses math and rational thought in hopes of discovering a black hole’s true nature. Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist who postulated unheard of theories about gravity using Isaac Newton’s mathematical principles and conducting what he referred to as “thought experiments”, or experiments that could not be performed on the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC 1113 taught by Professor Latimore during the Spring '08 term at The University of Oklahoma.

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