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J J Thompson And The Discovery Of The Electron

Author : E. A. Davis
ISBN : 9781482272994
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This historical survey of the discovery of the electron has been published to coincide with the centenary of the discovery. The text maps the life and achievements of J.J. Thomson, with particular focus on his ideas and experiments leading to the discovery. It describes Thomson's early years and education. It then considers his career at Cambridge, first as a fellow of Trinity, later as the head of the Cavendish Laboratory and finally as Master of Trinity and national spokesman for science. The core of the book is concerned with the work undertaken at the Cavendish, culminating in the discovery of "corpuscles", later named "electrons".; In the final two chapters, the immediate aftermath and implications of the work are described. These include the creation of the subject of atomic physics as well as the broader long term developments which can be traced from vacuum valves and the transistor through to the microelectronics revolution.

J J Thomson Discoverer Of The Electron

Author : George Paget Thomson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003837742
Genre : Electrons
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Flash Of The Cathode Rays

Author : Per F Dahl
ISBN : 0750304537
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The electron is fundamental to almost all aspects of modern life, controlling the behavior of atoms and how they bind together to form gases, liquids, and solids. Flash of the Cathode Rays: A History of J.J. Thomson's Electron presents the compelling story of the discovery of the electron and its role as the first subatomic particle in nature. The book traces the evolution of the concept of electrical charge, from the earliest glow discharge studies to the final cathode ray and oil drop experiments of J.J. Thomson and Robert Millikan. It also provides an overview of the history of modern physics up to the advent of the old quantum theory around 1920. Consolidating scholarly material while incorporating new material discovered by the well-respected author, the book covers the continental and English race for the source of the cathode rays, culminating in Thomson's corpuscle in 1897. It explores the events leading to Millikan's unambiguous isolation of the electron and the simultaneous circumstances surrounding the birth of Ernest Rutherford's nuclear atom and the discovery of radioactivity in 1896. The author also focuses on the controversies over N-rays, Becquerel's positive electron, and the famous Ehrenhaft-Millikan dispute over subelectrons. Scholarly yet accessible to those with basic physics knowledge, this book should be of interest to historians of science, professional scientists and engineers, teachers and students of physics, and general readers interested in the development of modern physics.

J J Thomson And The Discovery Of Electrons

Author : Josepha Sherman
ISBN : 1584153709
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Presents the life and accomplishments of the professor who built his own cathode tube to better examine the atom, which led to the discovery of electrons.

Beyond The Electron

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A History Of The Electron

Author : Jaume Navarro
ISBN : 9781107005228
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Intellectual biography of J. J. and G. P. Thomson for academics and graduate students, focusing on the concept of the electron.

Atomic Structure Revised Edition

Author : Rebecca L. Johnson
ISBN : 9781467703642
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What is matter made of? Scientists have been trying to answer this question for thousands of years. The concept of the atom—the tiniest fragment of a substance that still retains the characteristics of that substance—goes back to the Greek philosopher Leucippus, who lived in about 450 b.c. In the mid-1600s, Robert Boyle provided experimental evidence that atoms did, indeed, exist. And in 1897, British physicist Joseph John Thomson discovered the first subatomic particle: the electron. Yet even the tiny components of the atom—protons, electrons, and neutrons—are not the smallest things in the universe. Subatomic particles are made up of still tinier objects called quarks and leptons. This book tells the story of how scientists unlocked the secrets of the atom and revolutionized the way we look at the world around us.

Notes On Recent Researches In Electricity And Magnetism

Author : Joseph John Thomson
ISBN : 9781108015202
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A central work in the history of physics, documenting experiments which led to the discovery of the electron.


Author : Michael Springford
ISBN : 0521561302
Genre : Science
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A multi-author centenary volume celebrating the discovery of the electron.

The Discovery Of The Electron

Author : David L. Anderson
ISBN : UOM:39015003447276
Genre : Electrons
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