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By Jaume Navarro

landmarks within the heritage of physics are the invention of the particulate nature of cathode rays (the electron) through J. J. Thomson in 1897 and the experimental demonstration through his son G. P. Thomson in 1927 that the electron shows the homes of a wave. jointly, the Thomsons are of the main major figures in smooth physics, either profitable Nobel prizes for his or her paintings. This publication provides the highbrow biographies of the father-and-son physicists, laying off new gentle on their mixed knowing of the character of electrons and, via extension, of the continual nature of topic. 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 standpoint will curiosity lecturers and graduate scholars operating within the background of early twentieth-century physics.

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