Inaccuracies in Classical Mechanics and the Development of Modern Physics
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Inaccuracies in Classical Mechanics and the Development of Modern Physics

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What is the main focus of classical mechanics?

Forces acting on bodies

Which branch of mechanics studies motion without regard to its causes?

Kinematics

What was discovered in the 20th century, three centuries after Newton's classical mechanics formulation?

Chaos theory

Which topic is not included in classical physics?

<p>Quantum mechanics</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which field of study involves hydrostatics, hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, and pneumatics?

<p>Fluid mechanics</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is acoustics primarily concerned with?

<p>How sound is produced and received</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who rejected non-naturalistic explanations for natural phenomena during the Archaic period in Greece?

<p>Thales</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which theory was proposed by Leucippus and his pupil Democritus that was later found to be correct?

<p>Atomism</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who resisted attacks from barbarians and continued to advance learning fields, including physics, after the fall of the Western Roman Empire?

<p>Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which scholar in sixth-century Europe questioned Aristotle's teaching of physics and introduced the theory of impetus?

<p>John Philoponus</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which work did Ibn Al-Haytham (Alhazen) document his camera obscura experiments?

<p>Book of Optics</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who created an important compilation of Archimedes' works in the sixth century?

<p>Isidore of Miletus</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who rejected non-naturalistic explanations for natural phenomena during the Archaic period?

<p>Thales</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which ancient philosophers proposed ideas verified by reason and observation?

<p>Thales and Democritus</p> Signup and view all the answers

In which century was atomism found to be correct, approximately 2000 years after it was proposed?

<p>4th century BCE</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who resisted attacks from barbarians and continued to advance various fields of learning, including physics, after the fall of the Western Roman Empire?

<p>Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire)</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which scholar from sixth-century Europe questioned Aristotle's teaching of physics?

<p>John Philoponus</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who introduced the theory of impetus in response to flaws he noted in Aristotle's teaching of physics?

<p>John Philoponus</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a scientific law?

<p>A concise verbal or mathematical statement expressing a fundamental principle</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do theorists contribute to physics?

<p>By developing mathematical models that predict future experimental results</p> Signup and view all the answers

What prompts the development of new experiments in physics?

<p>Experimental results that defy explanation by existing theories</p> Signup and view all the answers

How do physicists test the validity of theories?

<p>By comparing theory implications with experimental conclusions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What relationship exists between theory and experiment in physics?

<p>They strongly affect and depend upon each other</p> Signup and view all the answers

What role does progress play in the development of new theories?

<p>Progress often occurs when experimental results defy explanation by existing theories</p> Signup and view all the answers

What field of physics emerged due to inaccuracies in classical mechanics for very small objects and very high velocities?

<p>Modern physics</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is credited with the theory of quantum mechanics and improved upon classical physics at very small scales?

<p>Max Planck</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which scientist discovered the photoelectric effect and formulated the theory of relativity?

<p>Albert Einstein</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was one of the main discrepancies corrected by Einstein's theory of special relativity?

<p>Speed of light depends on the motion of the observer</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which phenomenon led to the proposal by Max Planck that material oscillators can only be excited in discrete steps proportional to their frequency?

<p>Black-body radiation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did Planck's proposal regarding black-body radiation, alongside the photoelectric effect, lead to the development of?

<p>Quantum mechanics</p> Signup and view all the answers

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