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ERIC Number: EJ723677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Antimatter and 20th Century Science
Williams, Gary
Physics Education, v40 n3 p238-244 May 2005
This article gives an outline of the history of antimatter from the concept first introduced in 1898 up to the present day and is intended to complement the article "Antihydrogen on Tap" on page 229 [of this issue of "Physics Education"]. It is hoped that it will provide enough historical background material along with interesting snippets of information for teachers to feel informed about the topic when in the classroom. Antimatter is the perfect example of 20th century science incorporating quantum mechanics and relativity, and showing progression from a theoretical idea to mass production within the space of 100 years. The final section is about using the idea of antihydrogen in the classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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