Satyendra Nath Bose. His Life And Times. Selected Works by Wali K.C.

By Wali K.C.

Satyendra Nath Bose grew to become a mythical determine of technological know-how within the twentieth century in India along with his innovative discovery at the nature of radiation. regardless of the organization with Einstein, although, little is understood approximately him outdoors of India. This publication highlights the impressive mind and the extreme character of Bose set opposed to the backdrop of a wealthy Bengali cultural culture and British-Indian politics. in contrast to different books overlaying the importance of Bose's discovery, this e-book describes his diversified clinical contributions to India's clinical group by means of bringing jointly chosen articles and addresses via Bose in addition to contributions from a few famous scientists at the many-faceted lifetime of Bose, hence making it a really specified quantity.

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One travels into space at a velocity close to that of light and the other remains on Earth. After fifty years (measured on Earth), the rocket returns. While the Earth-based twin has aged by fifty years, the travelling twin has aged by only ten or so years, because the speed of travel has slowed time down. ’ 69455B93-05D1-4CCB-A51C-CA433FAAEDF5 Opposite: In 1971, an atomic clock travelling on a very fast plane measured a slightly shorter time than an identical atomic clock left on the ground, verifying Einstein’s theory that time slows at high speeds 60 69455B93-05D1-4CCB-A51C-CA433FAAEDF5 Science | Of mass and energy I T was Einstein’s fourth paper of 1905 which gave the world the basis of his most famous equation and opened up the possibility of nuclear energy — and weapons.

69455B93-05D1-4CCB-A51C-CA433FAAEDF5 Above: The mapping of the electron density around a Helium atom shows the probability of an electron being in any place at a particular time, with blue the highest likelihood and red the lowest 46 | The nature of matter This makes matter discontinuous — some of it is matter and some of it is emptiness. Yet light acts like a continuous wave, with no gaps. Light can be derived from matter — heating an electric light filament, for example, produces light, as described by Max Planck.

This person sees one flash a fraction of a second before the other, since one beam of light is moving towards him or her and one is moving away — the light has different distances to travel, but its speed is the same. Einstein contends that the flashes are both simultaneous and not simultaneous and — counter to what common sense and intuition 69455B93-05D1-4CCB-A51C-CA433FAAEDF5 tell us — that this is all right in the realm of physics. 57 Science | Space-time ‘The ordinary adult never gives a thought to space-time problems… I, on the contrary, developed so slowly that I did not begin to wonder about space and time until I was an adult.

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