By Jaume Navarro

ISBN-10: 1107005221

ISBN-13: 9781107005228

landmarks within the historical past of physics are the invention of the particulate nature of cathode rays (the electron) via J. J. Thomson in 1897 and the experimental demonstration by means of his son G. P. Thomson in 1927 that the electron indicates the houses of a wave. jointly, the Thomsons are of the main major figures in glossy physics, either successful Nobel prizes for his or her paintings. This ebook provides the highbrow biographies of the father-and-son physicists, laying off new mild on their mixed knowing of the character of electrons and, by way of extension, of the continual nature of subject. it's the first textual content to discover J. J. Thomson's early and later paintings, in addition to the function he performed in G. P. Thomson's schooling as a physicist and the way he reacted to his son's discovery of electron diffraction. This clean viewpoint will curiosity teachers and graduate scholars operating within the historical past of early twentieth-century physics.

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