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An Idiot's Guide to Radiation and Nuclear Pre-History

Published By Edutech Enterprises

  • By John K. Sutherland
  • Published February 2004
  • 13 Page(s)

The paper provides a historical overview of some of the key players and serendipitous discoveries in physics from 1895 to about 1940. Many of these discoveries challenged the existing scientific paradigms about atomic structure and stability, and threw the field of physics into a new and dramatic spurt of growth and discovery. This period saw the very great development and use of radiation in medicine and other research endeavors. It also provided the basis from which our modern-day nuclear society is developing.

 

 



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