Moving Particles

  • Kenneth R. Lang
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


What is matter made of? To find out, we might try breaking any material object into increasingly smaller pieces until we reach a stage when the smallest piece cannot be broken apart. The last step in this imaginary, successive division of matter suggests the existence of unseen atoms, a Greek word meaning “indivisible,” or something that cannot be divided further.


Solar Wind Atomic Nucleus Radio Signal Thermal Velocity Solar Radiation Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth R. Lang
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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