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ALFRED NOBEL\'S WILL I, the undersigned, Alfred Bernhard Nobel, do hereby, after mature deliberation, declare the following to be my last Will and Testament with respect to such property as may be left by me at the time of my death: To my nephews, Hjalmar and Ludvig Nobel, the sons of my brother Robert Nobel, I bequeath the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Crowns each; To my nephew Emanuel Nobel, the sum of Three Hundred Thousand, and to my niece Mina Nobel, One Hundred Thousand Crowns; To my brother
Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1874. Before his first birthday, his family had moved to Munich where young Albert\'s father, Hermann Einstein, and uncle set up a small electro-chemical business. He was f
Airplanes Physics Webber High School Grade: 98% Teacher Comments: To lengthy... 01/09/94 One of the first things that is likely to be noticed during a visit to the local airport is the wide variety of airplane styles and designs. Although, at first glance, it may be seen that airplanes look quite different from one another, in the long run their major components are quite similar. These similarities lie in the fuselage, wing, empennage, landing gear, and powerplant. The four forces of flight whi
Galileo Galileo was also famous for proving that Aristotelian\'s Physics was wrong. Aristotelian\'s Physics is the falling rate between two objects which was said to be that when two objects were dropped at the same time, the heavier object would hit the ground first. This was proven to be wrong by Galileo by his well known experiment at the tower. This experiment involved two cannonballs of different weight which was dropped off at the Leaning Tower of Pisa at the same time. After these objec
COMETS AND ASTEROIDS Casey Witthohn English 11R-9 Elberth A quick look at the scarred face of the moon provides evidence enough to see that space is not an empty place. Small bodies of rock and frozen materials are traveling around space at all times. As far as scientists can tell, they have been since the dawn of time. These space rocks are known as asteroids, comets, and meteors. Usually, people look at them as a work of art, or a phenomenon, until they come too close. Every few years a comet
The Atomic Bomb Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the United States of America detonated an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Never before had mankind seen anything like. Here was something that was slightly bigger than an ordinary bomb, yet
Greek and Hellenistic Philosophy Mike Mayeux Jr Extra credit essay The Greek and Hellenic cultures brought about huge changes for the world, the Greek achievements were exemplified mostly in the fine arts as well as in the search for wisdom, called philosophy, while the Hellenistic culture was formed from the eastern kingdoms and empires. The many philosophers that were brought forth in these eras were alike in several ways. They all wanted self peace and thought that was important to the empire
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He is considered to be the greatest mathematician of his time, equal to the likes of Archimedes and Isaac Newton. He is frequently called the founder of modern mathematics. It must also be noted that his work in the fields of astronomy and physics (especially the study of electromagnetism) is nearly as significant as that in mathematics. He also contributed much to crystallography, optic
Physics ISU (a) Cathode Rays are invisible particles that are emitted from the cathode (negative end) and travel to the anode (positive end). These rays are called cathode rays because they originated from the cathode. They travel in a straight lines, possess kinetic energy (which means that they mush have some mass) they are high speed, negatively charged electrons. (b) An Electron Gun is something that \'boils\' out electrons at a high temperature from the cathode and they are accelerated to
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Gustav Robert Kirchhoff was an obscure German physicist whose experiments and findings revolutionized modern science. Kirchhoff made findings in the area of Astronomy, Spectroscopy, and Circuitry. He taught for many years at different Universities, and published several books about Mathematical Physics. He also discovered two elements with the help of a chemist named Bunsen. Kirchoff made many contributions have been in the field of circuitry. It was Kirchhoff that discov
Radon In this paper I will discuss the element called Radon. I will explain how and when this element was discovered, its\' physical characteristics, the natural environment of the element and the abundance in which it occurs. In addition, I will describe why Radon is important to humans, and other interesting facts related to this element. Radon has the symbol Rn. Its atomic number is 86 and its atomic weight is 222. The shell configuration is 2,8,18,32,18,8. Radon\'s most stable isotope is Rn
The Life of Richard Feynman Richard Feynman was a physicist who was born in Far Rockaway, near New York City, in 1918. He lived there until he left to attend university at the Michigan Institute of Technology. He studied there for four years, and then went to Princeton University where he finished his studies. After that, he moved to Los Alamos, Cornell, and lastly Caltech. During this time, he was married three times. He died in 1988 from cancer. Feynman’s Work on the Bomb After Feynman had gra
The Comparing of Two Brilliant Minds Enc.1101 Comparison Essay 10/27/97 Who do you think of when someone refers to the most excellent minds that have ever lived? Perhaps, you might think of Albert Einstein, the inventor of the theory of relativity, Dr. Robert Jarvik, the inventor of the artificial heart, or Thomas Edison, the inventor of many things including the light bulb. Two of these great minds, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison, are comparable in their education, in their contributions, in
Science and Technology during the Middle Ages The main purpose of this research paper is to de-scribe the transition of religion and superstition to science and technology during the Middle Ages. According to philosophy, the Middle Ages were di-vided into two distinct eras: The Age of Superstition and The Age of Enlightenment. These two periods were not separated by a definite date and time, but rather many years of gradual realization and awareness. This kind of perception is what creates histo
Differential Equations Introduction Calculus is one of the most powerful and useful branches in the field of mathematics. It has been a major contributor to our knowledge of physics and engineering. Even though this field is so vast and complicated, it is only sub-divided into two major groups. These two branches being Differential and Integral Calculus. Combining the branches, we are able to achieve a higher goal; finding the solution to a differential equation. First, the basis of differential
Leonardo da Vinci The life of the extremely talented artist, and brilliant scientist, Leonardo da Vinci began on the date of April 15, 1452 during the Renaissance; in the town of Vinci, Italy. His parents were Peiro da Vinci, and a beautiful young woman named Caterina. From a very young age he discovered his artistic skills and became an apprentice to a famous Renaissance master. For many years he worked on very beautiful paintings for people such as Duke Lodovico Sforza, and many other importan
Western Civilization Global Studies I 11/19/98 The Greeks have contributed to Western civilization with advancements in government and philosophy. One of the most commonly used governments in the world was from Athens. The Athenians ruled themselves with a type of government called a democracy. Right now the United States is governed by a democracy but there are a few differences. In Athens they were controlled by a direct democracy, which means all the free males voted on laws. In America we ha
College Admissions Essay China is the most populated country in the world, she is opening her market nowadays and experts in any field would find great opportunities. I also understand that my country especially needs expert in the field of technology. Advanced countries like United States, Japan are civilized, computerized. How can I contribute to make it happen in my country? As a very little child, my mom always scolded me that I destroyed my toys by disassembling them, to find out what they
ATOMIC THEORY Atomic Theory is the study of atoms. Atoms are the smallest forms of matter that can still be considered/recognized as elements. Atoms are what make up everything on our earth, from molecules to monkeys. Atoms are joined together to make molecules, which are in turn joined together to make everything else. To give you an idea of the size of an atom, Encarta Online describes it as being so small that a single drop of water could contain more than a million million billion atoms. I
Niels Henrik David Bohr Niels Henrik David Bohr was born in 1805 in Copenhagen. He was the son of a physiology professor, and was educated at the University of Copenhagen, where he earned his doctorate in 1911. That same year he went to Cambridge, England, to study nuclear physics under the British physicist Sir Joseph John Thomson, but he soon moved to Manchester to work with another British physicist, Ernest Rutherford. Bohr’s theory of atomic structure won him the Nobel Prize in physics in 19
Is Psychology a Science? In order to answer this question it is important to understand the definitions of both psychology and science. The word \'psychology\' comes from the Greek \'psyche\' (or soul) and \'logos\' (or study), which came to be known as the \'study of the soul\'. The American Heritage Dictionary defines psychology as: 1. the science dealing with the mind and with mental and emotional processes 2. the science of human and animal behavior. In its pure definition the dictionary has
Galileo Galileo was born near Pisa, on February 15, 1564. His father, Vincenzo Galilei, played an important role in the musical revolution from medieval polyphony to harmonic modulation. Galileo was taught by monks at Vallombrosa and then entered the University of Pisa in 1581 to study medicine. He soon turned to philosophy and mathematics, leaving the university without a degree in 1585. For a time, he tutored privately and wrote on hydrostatics and natural motions, but he did not publish them.
Science Report Armstrong, Neil Alden: American astronaut, born in 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He served as a pilot in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After graduating from Purdue University, he joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration In 1966, Armstrong was command pilot of the Gemini 8 mission, which accomplished the first physical joining of two orbiting spacecraft. In July 1969, Armstrong, as commander of the Apollo 11 lunar mission, became the first person to set foot on t
Newton, Isaac (1642–1727) English physicist and mathematician who laid the foundations of physics as a modern discipline. During 1665–66, he discovered the binomial theorem, differential and integral calculus, and that white light is composed of many colours. He developed the three standard laws of motion (see Newton\'s laws of motion) and the universal law of gravitation, set out in Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica 1687 (usually referred to as the Principia). Knighted 1705. Newton\'
Albert Einstein Augustine 1 Albert Einstein was a German-born American physicist best known as the creator of the special and general theories of relativity and for his bold hypothesis concerning the particle nature of light. He is perhaps the most well-known scientist of the 20th century. Einstein was born in Ulm on March 14, 1879, and spent his youth in Munich where his family owned a small shop that manufactured electric machinery. He did not talk until the age of three, but even as a youth h
Fractal Geometry The world of mathematics usually tends to be thought of as abstract. Complex and imaginary numbers, real numbers, logarithms, functions, some tangible and others imperceivable. But these abstract numbers, simply symbols that conjure an image, a quantity, in our mind, and complex equations, take on a new meaning with fractals - a concrete one. Fractals go from being very simple equations on a piece of paper to colorful, extraordinary images, and most of all, offer an explanation
Atomic Elements Things are different from each other, and each can be reduced to very small parts of itself. - Ancient knowledge This was noticed early by people, and Greek thinkers, about 400BC, used the words element\', and \'atom\' to describe the differences and smallest parts of matter. These ideas survived for 2000 years while concepts such as \'Elements\' of Earth, Fire, Air, and Water to explain \'world stuff\' came and went. Much later, Boyle, an experimenter like Galileo and Bacon, an
History of the Computer Industry in America America and the Computer Industry Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century
History of Computers Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the US and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. Howeve
Philosophy Report I try and govern my life by this simple saying, live in the present, learn from the past and plan for the future. Enjoy the company of family as it is now, think about the moral codes that were set forth eons ago, and gain wisdom and knowledge from your future experiences. The statement above being a smiple version of my life philosophy, will be elaborated in the following paragraphs, although still not to its full extent. The world has many different views on morals. Strangely
Geosynchronous Orbits Physics Geosynchronous Orbits + Geostationary Orbits Webster\'s dictionary defines a Geostationary orbit as of, relating to, or being a satellite that travels above Earth\'s equator from west to east at an altitude of approximately 35,900 kilometers (22,300 miles) and at a speed matching that of Earth\'s rotation, thus remaining stationary in relation to Earth. 2. Of, relating to, or being the orbit of such a satellite. In plain English, a satellite matches the earth\'s rot
Werner Heisenberg and the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle Werner Heisenberg, born in the dawn of the twentieth century became one of its greatest physicists; he is also among its most controversial. While still in his early twenties, he was among the handful of bright, young men who created quantum mechanics, the basic physics of the atom, and he became a leader of nuclear physics and elementary particle research. He is best known for his uncertainty principle, a component of the so-called Cope
Barry Sanders My article that I choice was about one of the most interesting sports player’s of our time. Barry Sanders arguably the best back ever to play the game of football. Barry is not one of those players who is just out there to make money, no he loves the game and is always trying his hardest when he is out there. In my paper there is allot interest information about Barry that not every one knows about him. Barry Sanders was born July 16th, 1968 in Wichita, Kansas. He grew up in a fami
Magic of the Mind PART ONE CONTENTS --------------------3 SELFREALISATION AND DIRECTION FOR THE ADOLESCENT PART TWO CONTENTS ---------------------59 MANIFESTATIONS OF AWARENESS PART THREE CONTENTS -----------------104 PHILOSOPHICAL CONTENTS PART ONE. BOLD = MAIN TITLES. REGULAR = SUB TITLES. ----------------------------------------------------------------PAGE FORWARD -----------------------------------------------------4 INTELLECTUALITY -----------------------------------------8 DEDICATION -----
The Superstring Theory Abstract: The Superstring theory is quite possibly one of the leading Theories of Everything. Meaning that, it proven, it would postulate all of physics in one equation. The history of Superstrings and the conditions that brought it forth are viewed as wells as the impending implications of this discovery. Notice: This research paper approaches the subject of Superstrings from a quantitative viewpoint due to the lack of breadth of mind (of the author). Meaning, the autho
Marie Curie and Her Discovery of Radium and Polonium Marie Curie was born Manya Sklodowska on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw, Poland. Her mother was the director of a boarding school for girls. Her father was a professor of physics and math at a high school in Warsaw. Manya was the youngest of her brother and three sisters. Her brother’s name was Joseph and her sisters’ names were Zosia, Hela, and Bronya. In 1871, when Manya was at the age of four, her mother died of tuberculosis. This left her fat
Leonhard Euler Leonhard Euler was born on April 15 1707 in Basel Switzerland and later died on Sept 18 1783. His father was a pastor and wanted his son to follow in his footsteps and sent him to the University of Basel to prepare for the ministry but geometry soon became his favorite subject. Through the intercession of Bernoulli Euler obtained his father\'s consent to change his major to mathematics. After failing to obtain a physics position at Basel in 1726 he joined the St. Petersburg Academ
Net Ads It grew. Fast because it was left to its own devices and filled unmet needs.... The explosive growth of the Internet is not a fad or a fluke, but the result of a digital free market unleashed. (Christopher Anderson) What is the Internet? From where did it come? What changes in society contributed to its rise? How has the Net, in turn, impacted American society? And what does the Internet\'s impact mean to advertisers today and in the future? This report will explore these questions and
Black Holes: Infinity and Beyond If theories of their existence are true, black holes are the most powerful force in the known physical universe. Many people are familiar with the term black hole, but few people actually know anything about them. A black hole forms as a result of a massive star running out of fuel to burn (Chaisson, 193). Once the star is no longer exerting outward force by burning off gases, it begins to collapse under it’s own intense, inward gravity (Chaisson, 193). It is lik
God Since the time of Epicurus to the present, many people have had certain beliefs in myths and in the Gods. Epicurus presents his philosophy pertaining to these convictions. In his reasoning, he derives a definition of mythology and of the Gods contradicting to much of popular thought. Many people depend on mythology when they need an explanation for a phenomenon. Epicurus rationalizes that mythology is unchangeable and dogmatic, for “when one accepts one theory and rejects another which is eq
Lucid Dreaming Roughly one-third of our lives are spent sleeping, and a significant amount of this time is spent dreaming. You have the ability to be conscious, awake, and well.. lucid, in your dreams. Lucid dreaming is dreaming while being aware of being in a dream state. The term “lucid,” coined by Frederik Van Eeden in 1913, is used in the sense of mental clarity. The basic definition of lucid dreaming is nothing more than becoming aware that you are dreaming, of which many people have experi
Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man\'s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein\'s General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, The greatest single achievement of human though
King Lear In King Lear, a literary masterpiece by the world famous English playwright William Shakespeare, there are several evident points trying to be made about the proper role of a child to his or her parent. Through the characters of Lear’s daughters, and the Earl of Gloucester’s son and his bastard son, Shakespeare tries to stress that a child should have love for his or her parent or parents, respect for his or her parent or parents, and most of all obey his or her parent or parents. Begi
Challenger It was a cold, crisp, and damp morning on the Florida Space Coast as the space shuttle Challenger raced through the sky at speeds approaching mach 2 at an altitude of 104,000 feet when something went perilously wrong. All of America watched, including the family members of the seven doomed crew members, as Challenger exploded into an expansive ball of fire, smoke and steam. An Oh. . . no! came as the crew’s final utterance from the shuttle as the orbiter broke-up. As the reality of
Fusion: Our Future\'s Energy? Fusion energy seems to be the most promising energy source of the not-too-distant future. It is safe, it uses an energy supply that is so abundant that it will never run out, it gives off harmless waste, and it produces energy comparable to the Earth\'s sun! But are there any problems with this hopeful energy source? What is Nuclear Fusion? To understand fusion, it is a good idea to know about fission. This is the splitting of the nuclei of atoms into two or more sm
Neutrinos and Gamma Rays Emission of a beta particle produces an energy change in the nucleus of an atom. The energy change that is observed, however, does not add up to satisfy the Law of Conservation of energy. The conservation law can be balanced if another particle, called the neutrino is part of this process. In the time it takes to read just this sentence, more than a billion of them will have passed unnoticed through the reader\'s body. Neutrinos may account for an appreciable portion of
Laser Lights The light from lasers differs from ordinary light in several important aspects. Ordinary light from a light bulb travels randomly in all directions (unless the bulb is equipped with an integral reflector that directs the light). The light is thus incoherent. Even when incoherent light is directed with a reflector, it still spreads rapidly. The light from a laser is temporary and spatially coherent. This means that all of the wave-fronts of light are lined up in time and space (see D
Will to Power In the Will to Power, Nietzsche claims: The will to power interprets (-it is a question of interpretation when an organ is constructed): it defines limits, determines degrees, variations of power. Mere variations of power could not feel themselves to be such: there must be present something that wants to grow and interprets the value of whatever else wants to grow. Equal in that- In fact, interpretation is itself a means of becoming master of something. (The organic process constan
A Brief HIstory of Time In A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawkin\'s, they were very many interesting theories and facts that were brought up about physics. A couple of these theories and fact help lead me to deciding on my opinion about the future of physics in the 21st century. My opinion is that in the 21st century a couple of things will happen in the way of physics. First I think scientist will continue work on old experiments and make new theories. Another one of my thought are that sci
Aristotle Aristotle was born in 384 BC and lived until 322 BC. He was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato being considered the most famous of ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, the son of a physician to the royal court. When he was 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato\'s Academy. He stayed for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in 347 BC, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his named H