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Millikan

Robert Andrews. 1868--1953, US physicist. He measured the charge of an electron (1910), verified Einstein's equation for the photoelectric effect (1916), and studied cosmic rays; Nobel prize for physics 1923
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Por esta razon, es que hace uso de las teorias de Ruth Millikan, considerada "una de las filosofas naturalistas mas importantes de las ultimas tres decadas." (p.
De entre las diversas respuestas al enigma sobre seguir una regla (especialmente en la version de Kripke), la que Millikan desarrolla (1990) es la mas cercana a (DT).
O livro 1 comenta sobre a verificacao experimental de Millikan (1916), mostrando que o valor obtido nesse experimento e muito proximo ao valor definido para a constante de Planck e traz um grafico (simplificado) dos resultados obtidos por ele, conforme podemos comprovar na figura 1:
Measurements of e are performed upon ensembles of many atoms, such as in Millikan's oil drop experiment (and earlier by J.
Millikan's calculation of the electron's charge was within an outstanding one percent of the presently accepted value of the electric constant, falling short only because the experimentally-gained value used for the air viscosity was slightly low.
"It doesn't change the fact that Myers attempted to murder this policeman," Millikan said.
A Hampshire hog on a tin produced by Millikan's, Asheboro, N.C., could nearly pass for a photograph.
Cobb and Yvonne Szeto of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the planned 28-story, 450,000 s/f tower will be built on property that Pacolet Millikan has owned since 1954, a parcel on Avenue of the Americas with full-block frontage at the southwest corner of the popular park.
The theory that we shall seek to elaborate here puts considerable emphasis on the virtues of Millikan's theory of content, Millikan's motivational theory of desire, Millikan's account of functions, and Millikan's teleological theory of mental content.
Un ejemplo: Millikan midio la carga de un electron mediante un experimento en el que caian gotas de aceite, y obtuvo un valor que hoy sabemos que no es muy exacto.
Robert Millikan, the visionary founding president of Caltech, once boasted that the region surrounding his school was the "westernmost outpost of Nordic civilization." Yet Millikan packed his faculty with top-shelf Jews, drawing in such Semitic talent as Theodore von Karman, Paul Epstein, and Einstein.