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How Smoke Detectors Work

A brief description of how these devices detect smoke, exploring the two most common types used today: photoelectric and ionization detectors. Part of Marshall Brain's Assumes ...

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Quantum Mechanics

Basic theory of quantum mechanics, from origins - photoelectric effect, wave particle duality, via Schrodingers equation to matrix mechanics

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Albert Einstein

Biography of Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921 for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric ...

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Sir Owen Richardson

Sir Owen Richardson (1879 - 1959) worked on thermionics, photoelectric effects, magnetism, the emission of electrons by chemical action, the theory of electrons, the quantum theory, the spectrum of ...

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