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Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937) greatest contribution to physics were his investigations into the scattering of alpha rays and the nature of the inner structure of the atom.

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Crooke's tube: cathode rays

An interactive demonstration of the Crooke's tube experiment, with a brief, but accurate explanation. This is great for revision, or for teaching if you do not have access to the real apparatus.

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Optics Applet

This applet allows users to simulate standard optic elements (lens, mirror, dielectrics, sources, apertures) and observe the ways that light rays propagate through these elements.

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Sir Lawrence Bragg

Sir William Lawrence Bragg (1870 - 1971) and his father (Henry) founded a new branch of science of the greatest importance and significance, the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays.

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The ABC of Nuclear Science

A well presented and comprehensive introduction to nuclear science. Nuclear structure, Antimatter, decay, Cosmic rays, etc. Excellent graphics

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Biography of Johannes Stark

Johannes Stark (1874 - 1957) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1919 for his discovery of the Doppler effect in canal rays and of the splitting of spectral lines in electric fields.

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Peter Debye

Petrus (Peter) Josephus Wilhelmus Debye (1884 - 1966) was a physical chemist whose investigations of dipole moments, X rays, and light scattering in gases brought him the 1936 Nobel Prize for ...

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Sir Joseph John Thomson

Sir Joseph John Thomson (1856 - 1940) most important work was his original study of cathode rays culminating in the discovery of the electron.

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Vacuum Tubes

The conduction of electricity in thin gases in vacuum tubes was the key to the discovery of the electron in 1897.Description of the discovery of Cathode rays.

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Virtual Image

A virtual image is formed at the position where the paths of the principal rays cross when projected backward from their paths beyond the lens.

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