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A Fourth Helping Of Random Thoughts About Physics

A Fourth Helping Of Random Thoughts About Physics

A Fourth Helping Of Random Thoughts About Physics A Fourth Helping Of Random Thoughts About Physics You’ll often note mathematicians and physicists expressing descriptive words like beauty and elegance when describing some mathematical equation or something that’s symmetrical. Of course this just exhibits evidence that scientists are human. However, there ...

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In 1926, An Austrian physicist

In 1926, An Austrian physicist In 1926, an Austrian physicist by the name of Erwin Schrödinger developed an equation known as the Schrödinger Wave Equation.  What’s interesting about this equation is that it brings into light the idea of de Broglie about the electron behaving like a wave and like a particle.  The ...

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Alpha – The Fine Structure Constant

Alpha- The Fine Structure Constant Alpha – The Fine Structure Constant “[1/137] is one of the greatest damn mysteries of physics: a magic number that comes to use with no understanding by man. You might say the ‘hand of God’ wrote that number, and ‘we don’t know how He pushed ...

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Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics

Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics Fundamentals of Nuclear Physics This short animated video explains the fundamentals of nuclear physics – Binding energy, energy-mass equivalence, nuclear fission & chain reaction in simple terms. Adapted from “A is for Atom (1953)” The Ecole Polytechnique, one of France’s top academic institutions, has a longstanding ...

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Binding Energy – A-level Physics

Binding Energy – A-level Physics Units To thoroughly understand this work we must have a firm grasp of the units involved: Joules (J),   electron volts (eV)   and   atomic mass units (u)   There is a discrepancy between the mass of a nucleus and the sum total of the individual masses of its ...

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Nuclear Physics – A Level Physics

Nuclear Physics – A Level Physics Nuclear Physics – A Level Physics Continuing the A Level Physics revision series looking at nuclear physics including the nuclear radius and density and the strong interaction… Nuclear Physics 9 August 1945 – Atom bomb over Nagasaki Rutherford’s experiment The diameter of a nucleus ...

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