Jason Kendall's Intro to Astronomy Course
Adjunct faculty in Physics at William Paterson University
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Module 4: Atoms and Light: The Interaction and Nature of Light and Matter
07: The History of the Atom
- References for Module 4: Atoms and Light: The Interaction and Nature of Light and Matter
- Supplement the videos with "OpenStax Astronomy"
- 07: The History of the Atom
- Here we talk about the origin of the atom from Democritus, to Plato and Aristotle to Dalton, to Thomson to Rutherford. All of the ways it's evolved, both philosophically and as a result of experiment.