The Ascent of Man

Episode 10 - World within World. This episode looks at the world inside the atom, tracing the history of the men and ideas that have made modern physics. From Mendeleev to Bohr, the history of modern physics has led to great achievement and great destruction. The examination of crystals led to the development of the concept of the structure of the atom.

Episode 10 - World within World

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Atom - wikipedia
The atom is a basic unit of matter that consists of a dense central nucleus surrounded by a cloud of negatively charged electrons. The atomic nucleus contains a mix of positively charged protons and electrically neutral neutrons.
This consists of a series of videos that explains the structure of the atom: The Earliest Models; Smaller than the Smallest; The Rutherford Model; The Bohr Model; Spectra; The Wave Mechanical Model.
Max Planck and Quantum Physics
Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck (1858-1947) was a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.

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Episode 01 - Lower Than the Angels
Episode 02 - The Harvest of the Seasons
Episode 03 - The Grain in the Stone
Episode 04 - The Hidden Structure
Episode 05 - Music of the Spheres
Episode 06 - The Starry Messenger
Episode 07 - The Majestic Clockwork
Episode 08 - The Drive for Power
Episode 09 - The Ladder of Creation
Episode 10 - World within World
Episode 11 - Knowledge or Certainty
Episode 12 - Generation upon Generation
Episode 13 - The Long Childhood