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Alex Thapar Hist 315, Professor Oriji Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man's work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, but few know about the intriguing lif

Dark Matter Andrew Bilbrey Honors Physical Science Mr. Crupi 9/17/97 I'll be the first one to admit it. Dark mater is a boring subject. But until we can all grasp the meaning of quantum physics and what our universe is made of, we will never understand ourselves. This is what dark matter is all about; what scientists have been mystified about for the past few years. Many questions have come up in the study of this puzzling matter, but maybe we shou

What physics is?Physics, a branch of science, is traditionally defined as the study of matter, energy, and the relation between them. The interaction between matter and energy is found everywhere. In order for matter to move, it requires some form of energy. Sports show many good examples of the relationship between matter and energy. For instance, a pitcher requires energy to throw a baseball at the incredible speed and accuracy that is needed to keep the batter from using his energy

Moonshine Leo Szilard was born in Hungary with a passion to save the world. His father was a civil engineer, and his mother a loving caring women. He went to school at "his gymnasium" the University of Budapest's Minta. He graduated from there in 1916 with the "Eötvös Prize." (A National Prize in Mathematics) Physics was always his passion, but there was no career in physics in Hungary. It is also said that despite his prize Szilard thought his skills in mathematics could not compet

ALBERT EINSTEIN Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists of all time. Best known as a physicist for developing his famous theory of relativity, Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. When he was five years old, his father showed him a pocket compass. Young Einstein was deeply impressed by the mysterious behavior of the compass needle, which kept pointing the same direction no matter which way the compass was turned. He later said he felt then th

The Physics of a Yo-yo In everything that we do, there is some aspect of physics involved in it. Even if we are just standing still on the ground, or leaning up against a wall, there are still numerous forces acting upon us. This paper will tell of the physics involved in throwing a yo-yo. When you release a yo-yo, gravity acts on its center of mass to pull the yo-yo downward. Because the string of the yo-yo is wrapped around the yo-yo's axle, and because one end of the string is attached

The Key to Putting (Pelz, Dave. "Back on a Roll." Golf Magazine. September 1998. Being able to drive a golf ball 300 yards to the green is a huge benefit for a golfer, but the ability to putt is a true skill. There are many great golfers, but is the great putters that win the trophies. Even if you are not the greatest putter in the world, you should not get down on yourself, because you can still be helped. The best way to improve your putting skills is to understand the physics of it.

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak, a French citizen, was born on August 1, 1924 in Poland. Charpak's family moved from Poland to Paris when he was seven years old. During World War II Charpak served in the resistance and was imprisoned by Vichy authorities in 1943. In 1944 he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, where he remained until the camp was liberated in 1945. Charpak became a French citizen in 1946. He received a Ph.D. in 1955 from the College de France, Paris

The Future At the beginning of the century, people thought that there were no major discoveries to uncover, in physics that is. But shortly after this was said, all sorts of atomic theories popped up; Einstein came up with his relativity theories and Neils Bohr and many others carried on those studies. What these geniuses came up with was a revolutionary proposal that nullified most of what was considered fact in physics. What they started was a completely new branch of physics: quantum physi

Amusement parks have been around for decades and they are just as popular as they have ever been. For the most part, the physics and theories used to build these wonderful theme parks in the early years have withheld the test of time and are still exactly the same. Most people don't stop to think about how many amusement parks really rely on physics. If these thrilling rides were just constructed like you might build a tree house and physics was never applied, then the millions of people t