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Take the Einstein Challenge

  1. Jul 9, 2003 #1
    I challenge you to name at least one area of physics that the work of Einstein did not somehow affect. If you take this challenge, you, like your pathetic parents, are destined for failure.

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  3. Jul 9, 2003 #2
    Since nothing makes you happy anymore, I suppose you get sick kicks out of sort of thing
  4. Jul 9, 2003 #3
    well he didn't believe in quantum theory so i can't see how his ideas would be able to influence this field *runs and hides*
  5. Jul 9, 2003 #4
    The name. It was called "Physics" before Einstein and it is called "Physics" today.
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  7. Jul 9, 2003 #6
    It could be hydrodynamics...fluid mechanics...probably...
    But these examples are quite rare...
  8. Jul 9, 2003 #7
    Photo-electric effect!
    * BANG! *


  9. Jul 9, 2003 #8
    einstein is considered one of the "parents" of QM...
    einstein-podolski-rosen paradox...the laser...and more are related to einstein...but that fluid stuff isn't...I guess...:)
  10. Jul 9, 2003 #9
    Hydrodynamics and fluid mechanics (its subset) both incorporate Fick's Law... a very basic mathematical principle. Could we really use Fick's Law in physics without the Einstein Relationship?

    * POW! SOCK! BIFF! *

    Who's next?

  11. Jul 9, 2003 #10
    Why don't talk about phlogiston on a board where people still believe in ether, impetus, and cold fusion?

    * BAM!!! right in the nuts *

  12. Jul 9, 2003 #11
    I'm stupid...but what's thate "Einstein's relationship" ?
  13. Jul 9, 2003 #12
    Well...Einstein did not work on the GUT...at least not for weak and strong interactions...
    And...fluid mechanics is a subset of hydrodynamics ?
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  14. Jul 9, 2003 #13
    (**Picks up a piece of the nut(s) that Entropy just cracked, and enjoys eating it**) **MUNCH*^*MUNCH**

    Actually, Einstein believed in the Ether, just that, he, like other believers in the Ether, couldn't prove it.

    There was evidence that disproved two of, the then known, possible 'etherial operation' explainations, the third option was neither, known, nor explored.

    Hence the answer is the Ether. Einsteins personal work was not what disproved that one, neither is there exsisting, today, a method of validation/test that has been tried/tested, for the third option.
  15. Jul 9, 2003 #14
    what did einstein do in thermodynamics?
  16. Jul 9, 2003 #15


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    Except for the fact that he got his Nobel prize for his explanation of the photoelectric effect, which became one of the foundations of QM.
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    However, he never got involved in subatomic particles. The majority of his work is based on a macro conception.
  18. Jul 9, 2003 #17
    * click click *
    Again, the Fick's Law and the Einstein Relation.
    * BOOM! *

    * the remains of maximus are now splattered on the wall that previously behind him *

  19. Jul 9, 2003 #18
    * bogdan quivers as he lies on the ground holding on to dear life *

    Except that the primary goal of GUT is to unite every principle physical process... and of course explain Einstein's GR with this theory.

    * slit *
    * eNtRopY puts bogdan out of his misery *

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    Before entropy gets in there with the knife, see his 1905 paper on the Brownian motion and Avogadro's constant.
  21. Jul 9, 2003 #20
    He never contributed to subatomic particle theory
  22. Jul 9, 2003 #21

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    Sure he did. First, he postulated the existence of the photon, which is on the list of "subatomic particles". Second, the Standard Model is a union of the electroweak theory and QCD, two relativistic quantum field theories. We all know the Standard Model won't last, but the candidates to take it over (namely String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity) are also relativistic.
  23. Jul 9, 2003 #22
    Acoustics! Although i don't think its possible for any scientist to effect it since pretty much done with.

    He never contributed to the expanding universe that was observed by hubble too.
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  24. Jul 9, 2003 #23
    I think entropy is enjoying this a little bit too much. Didnt einstein try to Unify the different stuff in Fluid mechanics? I said try because he was never able to do it(if he tried that is) but im with entropy on this one.

    Do i get to shoot people as well?
  25. Jul 9, 2003 #24
    but he predicted it.
  26. Jul 10, 2003 #25
    well..einstein didn't know about weak and strong interactions...he tried to unify gravity with electromagnetism...
    So...QCD is a domain where einstein had nothing to say...
    Of course you can say that he had something to do with it...but it's like saying that newton worked on the GUT because he tried to unify the movement of cosmic bodies with bodies on earth...
    Let's not get too excited...einstein played a major role in physics...but he didn't influenced too much some areas...
    Well...if a theory uses certain principles (like relativity) it doesn't mean that the creator of relativity had something to say about that theory...like the guy that invented in maths the method of induction...or the fourier transform (Fourier)...Fourier wasn't interested in sginal processing and stuff like that...he used it for "heat diffusion" (I don't know the exact words for it)...so...
    ...reality check...
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