Bohr Essays

  • Niels Bohr

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    Niels Bohr was a Danish scientist that was responsible for some major contributions to both physics and chemistry. Of course, like all most other scientists, Niels Bohr had some major influences in his life. Bohr made many contributions to science including two of his main contributions, his work with atomic structure and his quantum theory, along with other scientific work in the fields of chemistry and physics. Scientists are still learning about Bohr’s work today. Neils Bohr is a very important

  • Niels Bohr

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    Niels Bohr was a major contributor to modern physics. He won a Nobel Prize for his work on the atomic model. Also he came up with a way to furthermore define what a nucleus looks like, and also worked on the Quantum theory. He accomplished all of this while living in Copenhagen, Denmark and being a Jewish Chemist during World War II. Post-war he became a major contributor to his Open-World theory of helping Nations intelligence between each other about weapons of mass destruction. Niels Bohr was born

  • Niels Bohr and the Atomic Theory

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    Niels Bohr was credited with having the most correct atomic model and electron mechanics until recently. Coming from a very educated background, Bohr came up with his atomic theory which corrected Rutherford's atomic theory. His discovery made a huge impact on what everyone else thought about the atom and left a very complete and thorough explanation of the atom. Who was Niels Bohr? Niels Bohr was a Danish physicist who lived from 1885 to 1962. He was the third child of Christian Bohr and Ellen

  • Niels Bohr Research Paper

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    Niels Bohr Niels Bohr was born on the seventh of October of 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark and died there also on the eighteenth of November of 1962. Bohr’s came from an upper-middle class family and his mother was the daughter of a Jewish banker, his father was a Christian physiology professor at University of Copenhagen. His father was nominated two times for the Nobel Prize during his time there. Bohr attended the University of Copenhagen in 1903 at the age of eighteen. Ever since Bohr was younger

  • Biography of Niels Bohr, The Danish Physicist

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    Harald became the first of the Bohr brothers to earn a master’s degree. Niels earned his 9 months later. The students in his class had to submit a thesis on a subject assigned by their supervisor. Bohr’s supervisor was Christiansen, and the topic he gave them was the electron theory of metals. Bohr then elaborated his master’s thesis in to his much larger theory “Doctor of Philosophy” thesis. He questioned the literature on the subject ,settling on a model assumed by Paul Drude and elaborated by

  • How smart is Einstein?

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    There is a parlor game physics students play: Who was the greater genius? Galileo or Kepler? (Galileo) Maxwell or Bohr? (Maxwell, but it's closer than you might think). Hawking or Heisenberg? (A no-brainer, whatever the best-seller lists might say. It's Heisenberg). But there are two figures who are simply off the charts. Isaac Newton is one. The other is Albert Einstein. If pressed, physicists give Newton pride of place, but it is a photo finish -- and no one else is in the race. Newton's claim

  • John Wheeler's Essay 'How Come The Quantum'

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    Sample Concept Paper (not a rhet/comp concept, though) For John Wheeler, defining the term “quantum” in his essay “How Come the Quantum” (Best 41-43) seems the least of his worries. It’s a “thing,” he says, “a bundle of energy, an indivisible unit that can be sliced no more” as Max Planck’s observations 100 years ago indicate (41). Wheeler’s words ‘thing,’ ‘bundle,’ and ‘sliced’ are interesting: they seem at once colloquial and correct for the usage Wheeler makes of them. Quanta sound friendly

  • Niels Bohr Essay

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    Niels Bohr was a Danish physicist who worked in the early to mid-twentieth century. His father was a well-known physiologist. Bohr’s mother came from a family that was well-known in the field of education. In the fall of 1911 Bohr stayed at Cambridge, where he made some money by following the experimental work in the Cavendish Laboratory under Sir J.J. Thomson's guidance. In the early 1900’s Niels Bohr was a valued physicist because he made initial contributions to understanding atomic structure

  • Bohr's Atomic Model

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    The Bohr model is a big part of Chemistry history. Neils Bohr proposed this model in 1913. It states that electrons orbit the nucleus at set distances. The model was an expansion on the Rutherford model overcame (Coffey, Universe Today). Neils Bohr’s model was based on his observations of the atomic emissions spectrum of the hydrogen atom (Coffey, Universe Today). His findings said that the electron can move to a higher-energy orbit by gaining an amount of energy equal to the difference in energy

  • Michael Frayn's Copenhagen

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    Michael Frayn's Copenhagen suggests an approach to reading the entire work that looks at the inseparable scientific and dramatic elements of the play. Heisenberg says that no one will ever fully understand the meeting in Copenhagen between himself and Bohr in 1941; Uncertainty forever preserves the moment. Therefore, it is Uncertainty that must guide the reading of the play. Understanding the basic principle of Uncertainty is necessary in understanding how Frayn uses it dramatically. Uncertainty states

  • A Summary of the Book, Copenhagen

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    Copenhagen and they all involved Heisenberg. One event was when Heisenberg completed his doctorate, and decides to come Copenhagen in 1924 in order to research the quantum mechanics with the other character Niels Bohr. The second event was when Heisenberg goes to Copenhagen to visit Bohr, and they have a discussion which jeopardizes their friendship. The last major event was when Heisenberg returned to Copenhagen after his nation was defeated and readdresses the issues that had come up in his and

  • Frank Hertz Experiment

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    By: Christopher Kellner James Frank and Gustav Hertz received the Nobel Prize in 1925 for the Frank-Hertz experiment done in 1914. This experiment helped confirm the Bohr model of the atom by discovering the laws which govern how an electron impacts an atom. Atomic physics was a new science created in 1913 by Niels Bohr. He did this by making several new hypotheses to explain several discrepancies of glowing bodies and the radiation they emit that could not be explained by classical physics

  • Carl Hempel Explanation

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    subatomic particles that circulate around the nucleus of an atom. The Bohr model gives this explanation, claiming that an atom looks akin to our solar system. Recently, more accurate models like the Schroedinger model have come through to state that the Bohr model is not entirely accurate, and that the existence of electrons around atoms in certain places is based on probabilistic models. Despite this new information, the Bohr model can still be used to explain electricity and the motion of

  • Werner Heisenberg

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    His father was a professor at the University of Munich and undoubtedly greatly influenced young Werner, who was a student at the Maximilian Gymnasium. Heisenberg had the opportunity to work with many of the top physicists in the world including Niels Bohr and Max Born. Like many of the top physicists of the time Heisenberg received his doctorate at an early age. In Heisenberg's case he received it at the young age of twenty three. Heisenberg was not just a researcher. He was also a professor and author

  • Hantaro Nagaoka Biography

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    Hantaro Nagaoka was born in 1865 and died in 1950. Hantaro Nagaoka was famous for making the Saturnian model and stating that J. J.Thomson's model of an atom was incorrect and that the electron was actually located on the outside of the atom. The following paragraphs show and tell about hantaro Nagaoka’s life. How he became famous and how a small summary of his life. Hantaro Nagaoka was born in Omura,Nagasaki Prefecture Japan in 1865. He was a physicist and a pioneer of Japanese physics in the

  • Should Pluto Be Considered A Planet

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    Disagreements are common between people. Each person has a different way of thinking. Experts with the same knowledge also may even disagree because of the way they interpret the facts. However, these disagreements allow others to see from a different perspective which are very beneficial to society. This can be seen in two areas of knowledge: the natural sciences and the arts. With the same data, experts will, in the beginning, most likely disagree with each other providing their own theories.

  • Atomic Theory

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    Missing equations The understanding of the physical world changed as the development of the atomic theory progressed. The view of the world before the atomic theory is important to consider when trying to understand the kind of knowledge that people such as Democritus and Epicurus had when developing their theories that later influenced the further development of the atomic theory. Alchemy Alchemy is normally thought of as the transition of metals into gold. In reality alchemist are said

  • The Evolution Of The Atomic Theory

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    mostly stayed in a constant stream through the foil, but a few were deflected. This led Rutherford to belive that there must be a small, dense cluster of protons in the middle of the atoms to deflect the small number of particles. Neils Bohr was the next physicist to advance the atomic theory. He explained what Rutherford could not about how the electron could stay in orbit around the nucleus. When the electron has little energy it is closer to the nucleus, when it absorbs more

  • On the Quantum Mechanics of the Human Intellect and the Stories It Creates

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    discoveries had been refuted. In one of science’s most defining moments, an undisturbed photon of light was found to exhibit both wave-like and particulate qualities. The relationship between these two qualities would later be termed complementarity by Niels Bohr, one of the scientists at the forefront of this discovery. As Thomas S. Kuhn notes in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, “Before [the theory of quantum mechanics] was developed by Plank, Einstein, and others early in [the twentieth] century,

  • Essay On Hantaro Nagaoka

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    Hantaro Nagaoka was born on August 15, 1865, in the Nagasaki Prefecture, in Japan. He went to school at Tokyo University, Hantaro was a famous Japanese physicist who contributed importantly to the atomic model. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Tokyo in 1887. Nagaoka pursued graduate studies in Japan, most notably working on the topic of magnetostriction with visiting British physicist C. G. Knott, later