Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One atom. Two forces. And a physics problem that will change the way you see the world.

The gravitational force governs the motions of solar systems and galaxies. But in the atomic realm, the electric force is king. In this problem, we compare these two fundamental forces using the proton and electron pair in the Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom (BMOTHA). The result will shock you! (Bah-dum-pshhhh!)