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Epilogue

  • C. H. Holbrow
  • J. N. Lloyd
  • J. C. Amato

Abstract

This book has introduced you to the physicist’s special way of looking at and trying to understand nature. Out of the many ways to make such an introduction, we chose to present and develop important evidence, ideas, and reasoning that have led to our present-day conception of the atom. We chose this approach partly because we think it is interesting physics and partly because the idea of the atom is so important. It is the basis of all our modern technologies, from computers to gene manipulation, from pharmacology to agriculture, mining, manufacturing, transportation, communications, and management of the environment. The atom as it has been elaborated in this century is fundamental to physics, chemistry, biology, geology—to all the natural sciences. It is arguably one of the most important ideas in human history.

Keywords

Voltage Pulse Single Atom Interesting Physic Complicated Assembly Sharp Tungsten 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. H. Holbrow
    • 1
  • J. N. Lloyd
    • 1
  • J. C. Amato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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