Physics and technology are mutually stimulated by each other; the discovery of concepts in physics is driven by technical problems, and the advancements in physics gives rise to new technical problems that weren't previously considered. Industries themselves are composed of various sections of physics applied on a grand scale. Also, fundamental problems in physics lose their importance when the technical problem behind them is no longer important.Know More
The scientific concept of thermodynamics, including phase changes and states of matter, was influenced by the technical needs of metallurgy, which is the working of metals such as steel and other alloys. Faraday's discovery of magnetic induction led to the technological development of electric motors and generators.
Maxwell and Hertz's work with electromagnetic waves led to the creation of wireless technology. This development of wireless technology stimulated the scientific interest in spark discharge and electrical emission. Wireless technology also led to the refinement of the theory of atoms and the development of a new theory on the states of metals.
Some physical concepts are no longer pursued due to the advancements in other technologies. This occurred to the concept of generating electricity by friction, which was dropped due to the invention of the galvanic cells. Galvanic cells themselves stopped being researched with the invention of generators.Learn more about Particle Physics
The sum of protons and neutrons is the mass number. The mass of an atom is contained mainly within the nucleus where the protons and neutrons live. An electron's mass does not contribute significantly to the mass of the atom.Full Answer >
Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1879 to Jewish parents. Einstein attended a public German school, and he was also taught Judaism and given violin lessons at his home.Full Answer >
An electron jump from an outermost energy level to the innermost or ground level would emit the highest frequency photon. A greater the drop in energy levels results in a higher frequency of the emitted photon.Full Answer >
Nuclear energy forms when atoms of uranium are split in a nuclear reactor through a process called fission. Small, hard ceramic particles containing uranium fuel are inserted into the reactor to produce steam, which turns the turbines in the reactor to produce electricity.Full Answer >