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The Rutherford Experiment?

  1. Jan 20, 2004 #1
    [SOLVED] The Rutherford Experiment???

    hello jimmy! you are my hero! i love physics, i was wondering if you could explain the Rutherford Experiment in great detail, as i have been unable to understand it. Can you also link it with the Plum Pudding Experiment, and how they differ?
    thanks, your dedicated fan and admirer nige
    xxx
     
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    The Rutherford experiment consisted of firing alpha particles at a thin sheet of gold foil in a vacuum, and detecting them as they exit. By the plum pudding model, the postive charge is spread out over the entire volume of the atom, and the alpha particles, being postively charged, would be deviated by this charge. In the plum pudding model, due to the low charge density, only very small deviations can be expected.

    On carrying out the experiment, it was found that there were a number of particles deviated by very large angles. This led to the conclusion that there existed a highly charged, very massive yet small entity in the atom - the nucleus.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2004 #3

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    jimmy who? there are about 20 jimmys on PF now!
     
  5. Jan 23, 2004 #4
    JIMMY!!!!!!!!

    JIMMY!!!!!!!P!!!!! u are really my hero! hows it going? wots fresh?
    need sum information bout the rutherford experiment for my project!! hows about it, gonna help a fellow physist????
     
  6. Jan 23, 2004 #5

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    uh sure, yeah...sounds good. What do you need to know?
     
  7. Jan 23, 2004 #6

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  8. Jan 23, 2004 #7
    Get in there Jimmy, Nige, did you know that he is single now? If you want to know anything about him just give me a shout and i will let you know, Address, telephone number anything!
     
  9. Jan 23, 2004 #8

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    Hey, hey, sorry guys but I'm not that way inclined. Please, can we stick to the physics??
     
  10. Jan 23, 2004 #9
    Yea, lets get physical!
     
  11. Feb 3, 2004 #10
    Andy u chump, get lost, this is a private convo!!!!! u wana fight or sumthin??????
     
  12. Feb 3, 2004 #11
    will the real jimmy P, please stand up, please stand up, will the real jimmy P please stand up, please stand up.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2004 #12
    ps- Jimmy P u are still my opne and only true hero.
    mad scientist means jack to me!!
     
  14. Feb 3, 2004 #13

    jimmy p

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    the real jimmy p is here again. anyway, im not mad, im INSANE MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
     
  15. Feb 4, 2004 #14

    jimmy p

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    ....uh does anyone else not think this is slightly worrying... i have an e-stalker!
     
  16. Feb 4, 2004 #15

    Evo

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    RUN SON RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Feb 4, 2004 #16

    Tom Mattson

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    This, folks, is why god invented IM.
     
  18. Feb 4, 2004 #17

    jimmy p

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    NO NO i dont WANT a stalker!!! Mom, PROTECT ME!!!!
     
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