SECTION 1. THE GREEK CONCEPT OF 'ATOMOS'

The Indivisible Atom
1. What are the names of the Greek philosophers
    that originated the concept of the atom?
2. Briefly describe each of the five major points of
    their atomic idea.

Aristotle
3. What was Aristotle's premise and who disproved
    his idea years later?



SECTION 2. JOHN DALTON: THE FATHER OF THE CHEMICAL ATOMIC THEORY

John Dalton
4. What are the four basic ideas in Dalton's
    chemical atomic theory.

Atomic Theory
Click on Dalton's Big Idea on the left side of this page

5. How were his ideas regarded by one of his
    contemporaries?
ATOMIC DISCOVERIES
PART I. THE ATOM
SECTION 1. THE GREEK CONCEPT OF 'ATOMOS'
SECTION 2. JOHN DALTON: THE FATHER OF THE
                      CHEMICAL ATOMIC THEORY

PART II. THE ELECTRON AND THE NUCLEUS
SECTION 3. DISCOVERY OF THE ELECTRON
SECTION 4. MILLIKAN'S OIL DROP EXPERIMENT
SECTION 5. RUTHERFORD'S GOLD FOIL EXPERIMENT

PART III. PHYSICS AND POETRY
SECTION 6. PHYSICS AND POETRY
INTRODUCTION

In this PhysicsQuest you will learn about  the development of the atomic theory in Classical Physics and the major discoveries of the structure of the atom.

TASK

Visit the links provided for each section and answer the questions.