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dc.contributor.authorFalconer, Isobel Jessie
dc.identifier.citationFalconer , I J 1999 , ' J J Thomson and the Discovery of the Electron ' , Physics Education , vol. 32 , pp. 226-231 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 130803202
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7076-9136/work/46761197
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dc.description.abstractOne experiment, more than any other, is often associated with the `discovery of the electron' in 1897. This is J J Thomson's determination of the mass to charge ratio (m/e) of cathode rays by deflecting them in magnetic and electric fields. Yet this experiment was performed two months after Thomson first announced that cathode rays were very small, negatively charged particles. So why was it important? I look at Thomson's route to, and conduct of, the experiment, and then at how his ideas were received.
dc.relation.ispartofPhysics Educationen
dc.rights© 1997. IOPScience. Please cite: Isobel Falconer (1999), ‘J J Thomson and the discovery of the electron’ Physics Education, vol 32, pp226-231,
dc.subjectHistory of physicsen
dc.subjectHistory of scienceen
dc.subjectQ Scienceen
dc.subjectHistory and Philosophy of Scienceen
dc.titleJ J Thomson and the Discovery of the Electronen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Mathematics and Statisticsen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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