THE HISTORY OF THE ATOM
The history is clear that the atom has many things to do with the world. It is what we see and touch everyday... a very stange thing. We could relate this to many other strange things in life like the electron or the proton which are parts of the atom. The atom was discovered in 1523 by french discoverist Jean Lamond Rousseau. It was a very strange way he came upon. He was wondering one day about how particles were formed and he just came up with it! We have many different models of the atoms from the Bohr model to the Rutherford model and the Thompson model of the atom. The model which we see know regularly in classes around the world is the Bohr-Rutherford model which consists of the proton-neutron nucleus and the electron outer shell. The protons are positively charged and the electrons are conversely negatively charged with the neutrons having no charge what so ever! The atom is really an amazing thing but we do not know too much about it nowadays other than what it consists of. We have not yet found out how to split up its being.
I hope to study the atom when I finish my degree at the University of Newark. I am ravished by the intensity and possibilty of the power of the atom. I find it striking that the atom has so many different aspects to it. So small yet so important to our everyday there is nothing that is more important than this little piece of matter. Physics Rules!