"What we should have learned is that the world is small, that peace is important and that cooperation in science ... could contribute to peace. Nuclear weapons, in a peaceful world, will have a limited importance." (Teller, 1968)One of the most significant scientists in our century is Dr. Edward Teller who holds the distinction of being distinguished as the Father of the Hydrogen Bomb. People will not be familiar with his name but the effect of what brought about the Hiroshima bombing has...VIEW DOCUMENT
Marie Curie, née Sklodowska, was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867, the daughter of a secondary-school teacher. She received a general education in local schools and some scientific training from her father. She became involved in a students' revolutionary organization and found it prudent to leave Warsaw, then in the part of Poland dominated by Russia, for Cracow, which at that time was under Austrian rule. In 1891, she went to Paris to continue her studies at the Sorbonne where she obtained Licenciateships in Physics and the Mathematical Sciences. She met Pierre Curie, Professor in the School of Physics in 1894 and in the following year they were married. She succeeded her...VIEW DOCUMENT
Enrico Fermi was one of the most illustrious figures in 20th century science. His brilliant and remarkable contributions led to his inevitable fame. Enrico Fermi took part in one of the most vital scientific movements ever to occur. Historians even called this period of time, 1938-1942, the era of invention. This rapid scientific movement was named the era of invention because many things such as radios, televisions, transmitters, nuclear reactors, and nuclear warfare devices were created. Furthermore, physical and scientific knowledge was increasing at such a high rate that scientific statements such as theories, laws, and hypotheses were being isolated into completely...VIEW DOCUMENT
How we teach and how students learn - A mismatch?
During the past fifteen years, a steadily increasing number of physicists have been contributing to the growth of a new field for scholarly inquiry: the learning and teaching of physics. We have by now a rich source of documented information in the many published reports of this research. At this point, it seems reasonable to ask whether we have learned anything from this collective experience that would be useful in current efforts to bring about innovative reform in the introductory course. Results from research indicate that at all levels of instruction the difference between what is taught and what is learned is often greater...VIEW DOCUMENT
2012 - 2013
THE IB LEARNER PROFILE
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the wonderful world of physics! It's pretty much the greatest thing ever. Physics is the study of everything.
Physicists want to understand how everything in the universe works, so there are many different branches of physics.
These topics may seem unrelated, but scientists believe that they are really all the same, and they hope to prove it in the
future. In this course, you will get a...
Science and Technology: research lens in a camera. Understanding camera lenses can help add more creative control to digital photography. Choosing the right lens for the task can become often complex but is of the most utter importance to project the most perfect perspective one can get. Lenses are pieces of glass that bend light and form images. The lens bends light as it goes in and again as it comes out, each section of a lens acts like a tiny prism. When refraction is at work in a prism it breaks the beam of visible light into its basic colours. In visible light, the magic colours you can see are red, orange, yellow, green, blue,...VIEW DOCUMENT
Computer Science I have always been interested and intrigued by computers, ever since using a BBC when I was very young. Since then I have become fluent in writing BASIC and more recently I have learnt HTML, the language of the World Wide Web on which I have my own wesite. I use computers for most of my exam coursework such as Solving Equations Using Numerical Methods for Pure Maths 2 and also for recreation. My A-level studies are Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Design Technology. I have always been fascinated by numbers and this interest is continuing, hence my choices in A-level subjects. I enjoy the...VIEW DOCUMENT
Introduction Modern physics and philosophy both share their origin in ancient Greece, where there was little or no distinction made between them. At that point in time, both Physics and Philosophy were purely intellectual exercises of logic; conclusions drawn through physical investigation were seen to be less 'pure' than conclusions based on logic.
Much of physics is now based on empirical data, and this data is required for any theory to be accepted by the scientific community. This expansion into empirical research can be seen as the sole reason physics has become more advanced (and therefore more powerful as a mental tool). Philosophy has never moved into specific empirical...VIEW DOCUMENT
The Plasma Theory is a non-standard cosmological model which attempts to explain the large scale structure of the universe using electromagnetic interactions in astrophysical plasmas. The theory was mainly developed by Nobel Prize recipient and plasma physicist Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén, a plasma physicist and a receiver of the Nobel Prize. Since then the theory has been advanced further by other plasma physicists such as Eric J. Learner and Anthony Peratt.
Hannes Alfvén was an early supporter of "plasma cosmology," a concept that challenges the big-bang model of the origin of the universe. Those who support the theory of plasma cosmology hold that the universe had...VIEW DOCUMENT
Chemistry is a branch of physical science that studies the composition, structure, properties and chance of matter. Chemistry is chiefly concerned with atoms and molecules and their interaction and transformations. For example the properties of the chemical form between atoms to create chemical compounds. As such, chemistry studies the involvements of electrons and various form of energy in photochemical reactions, changes in phases of matter, and...VIEW DOCUMENT
Albert Einstein's relativity has changed forever the way we think about space, time and the universe. In two papers published in 1905, he proposed a new way of looking at motion, mass and energy, and in 1915 he postulated a new conception of gravity. His 1905 papers on special relativity were just a part of his remarkable "miracle year," whose 100th anniversary physicists worldwide are celebrating with the World Year of Physics.
Some scholars have even suggested that Einstein's relativity affected such fields...VIEW DOCUMENT
Marie Curie was born November 7, 1867, Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire. From childhood she was remarkable for her prodigious memory, and at the age of 16 she won a gold medal on completion of her secondary education at the Russian lycee.
Her father, a teacher of mathematics and physics, lost his savings through bad investment, Marie had to take work as a teacher and, at the same time, take part clandestinely in the nationalist "free university," reading in Polish to women workers. From her earnings she was able to finance her sister Bronia's medical studies in Paris, on the understanding that Bronia would in turn later help her to get an education.
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The relationship between the development of the Enlightenment Period and the Scientific Revolution was that the Scientific Revolution was an aspect of the Enlightenment on a whole. The Scientific Revolution helped in the process of the Enlightenment by bringing new advances in areas such as Nicolas Copernicus and his new theory that would soon discarded the old geocentric theory that placed the Earth at the center of the solar system and replaced it with a...VIEW DOCUMENT
The Life and Achievements of Galileo Galilei The paper which I will be writing will discuss the life, discoveries, and the modern impact of the scientific accomplishments of Galileo Galilei. Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy in February 15, 1564. He entered University of Pisa as a medical student in 1581 at the age of seventeen. After four years Galileo had to leave the University without graduating because his family could no longer afford to pay for his education and he was more interested in matter, energy, motion and force - the science of physics. Over the next several years, with the help of a family friend, Ostillio Ricci, Galileo...VIEW DOCUMENT
A defining element in the scientific world occurred during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, beginning with Copernicus and ending with Isaac Newton. The Scientific Revolution changed the world forever in terms of how man would think and what man would be capable of achieving in the realm of science. This definitive shift in the scientific community was more than merely a rise in rational thought; it was a radical new outlook with far less emphasis on religion as an explanation for the natural world. This represented a dramatic alteration in the methods of thought used for centuries which...VIEW DOCUMENT
Amedeo Avogadro was born on 9th August 1776 in Turin, Italy. He graduated to become a lawyer but later he became interested in science. In 1800 he began his private studies in science and mathematics. In 1809 he started teaching science in high school in Vericelli. It was in Vericelli that he published all his papers regarding masses and densities of gases and formulated the hypothesis which is now knows as the Avogadro Law.
In 1811 Avogadro published an article showing the difference between a molecule and an atom. Other scientist like Dalton had got confused and believed that a molecule and atom are...VIEW DOCUMENT
Is This a Dream? Are my hands really typing on the keyboard? The music I am listening to: is it really there or am I imagining it in my head? How do I know this whole day hasn't been a dream, or a daydream in fact? For example, one day after class I took a nap. I was lying down watching a movie with my friend. She had class at 1:00 so she left in the middle of the movie. Without her presence there, I fell asleep. I can recall in the middle of my deep sleep that someone opened the door to my dorm room and walked in. I saw the image of my friend who had just left for class. It was weird because she did not speak a word. I shouted out her name, "Trisha, is that you?"� but there was no...VIEW DOCUMENT
James Carthew -15665084 Modern History Assessment 2
Good Afternoon Teachers and fellow students.
Today I will present to you the culmination of my research into the area of science and technology in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1939. This aspect of life in Nazi Germany was to be of major significance to Hitler's vision for Germany and as my presentation will show, did provide some notable discoveries and developments. Initially, I will discuss the scientific climate of that period, followed by a summary of some of the more noteworthy innovations and scientific breakthroughs. This includes groundbreaking studies in the area of medicine through to rocketry and jet...VIEW DOCUMENT
Herbert Alexander Simon was an American scientist who was born in 1916 in Milwaukee in America and died in February 2001 at an age of 85. Simon graduated from the University of Chicago in 1936, obtaining his PhD in 1943. After six years he became the Professor of Administration and Psychology at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, and later on, Professor of Computer Science and Psychology. He was one of psychology's most original thinkers and was well known for his work in economics, which is the science relating to the production and distribution of material wealth; condition of country with regard...VIEW DOCUMENT
There are many means by which one can come to have knowledge, "logically, empirically, authority, memory, faith, moral belief, introspection, empathy, conscience, practice, acquaintance, and instincts" (p.g, Ways of Knowing). Ways of knowing are methods by which we have means to discover the truth. There is knowledge which is universally accepted as true as well as knowledge that is approached with caution when accepting its truth, knowledge through faith for example may be come across with uncertainty for its lack of verifiability. Personal attributes are what make ones knowledge collection different for every one else. Who you are also affects how you know, and what you know to a great...VIEW DOCUMENT
Stephen Hawking Science Project. The conclusion didn't fit. Also, I'm not really sure what his middle name is.
Stephen J. Hawking
by Rachel Finck
Stephen Hawking was born in January of 1942 in Oxford, England. He
grew up near London and was educated at Oxford, from which he received his
BA in 1962, and Cambridge, where he received his doctorate in theoretical
physics. Stephen Hawking is a brilliant and highly productive researcher, and,
since 1979, he has held the Lucasian professorship in mathematics...VIEW DOCUMENT
Student Name: Sahil Dixit
TERRA SANCTA COLLEGE
YEAR 11 Physics
SEMESTER 1, 2007
Assessment Task No:1
Completed assignment to be submitted...VIEW DOCUMENT
French education for engineers is significantly different from that of the United States. This fact will be the topic of this paper as well as the sequencing of French education. There are four schools in France that provide for the bulk of the engineering education after high school. These are called NATIONAL INSTITUTS FOR APPLIED SCIENCES or INSA. These institutions are very comprehensive and high level.
The NATIONAL INSTITUTS FOR APPLIED SCIENCES or INSA take students who have completed their secondary school studies and select them on the basis of their examination results and their academic records. The recruitment is highly selective. In 1991, 11,000 candidates with a science...VIEW DOCUMENT