A New Understanding of the Atom

By Prof. John T. Sanders
Read by Edwin Newman

The Science and Discovery Series

2.93 Hours 04/15/2006 unabridged
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Einstein overthrew Newtonian physics but like Newton he still believed that physical events have definite causes. Then Niels Bohr, a Danish physicist, joined others in describing a strange new world of uncertainty and mystery. Quantum mechanics has intrigued and confounded many by joining keen insights with apparent contradictions and indeterminacy. Quantum theory also was later used to create semiconductors, the technology of the computer revolution. The Science and Discovery Series recreates one of history’s most successful journeys—four thousand years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured.

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Einstein overthrew Newtonian physics but like Newton he still believed that physical events have definite causes. Then Niels Bohr, a Danish physicist, joined others in describing a strange new world of uncertainty and mystery. Quantum mechanics has intrigued and confounded many by joining keen insights with apparent contradictions and indeterminacy. Quantum theory also was later used to create semiconductors, the technology of the computer revolution.

The Science and Discovery Series recreates one of history’s most successful journeys—four thousand years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured.

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Author Bio: Prof. John T. Sanders

John T. Sanders teaches philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received two BAs from Purdue University and an MA and PhD from Boston University. Previously, Sanders has served as chair of the Department of Philosophy at RIT three times and has been awarded the Eisenhart Annual Award for Outstanding Teaching twice. He is the author and editor of several books and has written more than thirty articles on philosophy; he has also given lectures in the United States and in Europe. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English