II: Ions, Isotopes and Electron Shells, Visionlearning Vol.
His monumental contribution to physics, his fundamental contributions to kinetic theory and statistical mechanics, rested upon the presumption of the atomic theory
of matter and on a Newtonian, mechanistic account of molecular dynamics.
How can he be so sure that atoms are altogether safe, if atomic theory
can be replaced by another quite different theory?
His scientific speculations were based on Democritus' atomic theory
and Epicurus' interpretation of it.
The text begins with five chapters on the basic mathematics and language of chemistry, chemical properties, and the history and language of basic atomic theory
Sorabji then takes up Zeno's paradoxes and the atomic theory
Topics covered in the 35 illustrated chapters include: standards for measurement, properties of matter, early atomic theory
and structure, chemical equations, solutions, chemical equilibrium, nuclear and organic chemistry, polymers, aldehydes and ketones, stereoisomerism, carbohydrates, enzymes, nutrition, bioenergetics, and metabolism.
In 1957 at Princeton University, Hugh Everett III proposed a radical way of dealing with some of the more perplexing aspects of atomic theory
In 1957 at Princeton University, Hugh Everett III proposed a radical new way of dealing with some of the more perplexing aspects of atomic theory
Similarly, physicists and paleontologists were developing new insights into atomic theory
that would yield better ways of dating bones and artifacts, such as the carbon-14 radioactive dating method.
Essays of no more than three pages succinctly provide historical background, as well as descriptive text, about ideas ranging from atomic theory
to Zeno's paradox, More mundane, yet still provocative, topics are included, such as how airplanes fly and how polarized sunglasses work.