Thesis ID: CBB196521340

The Cyclotron: An Animated Motion Picture (2023)


The study of the atom received great impetus from the invention of the cyclotron in 1932 by Dr. E. O. Lawrence of the University of California. Many valuable discoveries and many possibilities for future investigations have resulted directly from its use. So important is the cyclotron that every high school and college student should have a knowledge of the basic principles of the machine and its operation. Because of the invisibility of the atom and its constituent parts little information can be obtained from an actual study of the cyclotron itself; but by the use of an animated motion picture these invisible objects can be clearly presented and their motion explained. This animated motion picture, entitled "The Cyclotron", has been designed for use as a teaching aid. It has been shown to approximately 450 students. Their reactions and questions have been carefully noted, and changes in the presentation of the subject have been made accordingly.

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Authors & Contributors
Hinokawa, Shizue
Andrade, Ana Maria Ribeiro de
Burgos, Marcelo Baumann
Clémence, Alain
Courvoisier, Nelly
Crease, Robert P.
Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
科学史研究 Kagakusi Kenkyu (History of Science)
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Physics in Perspective
European Physical Journal H
Public Understanding of Science
Harvard University Physics Department
Particle accelerators
Atomic, nuclear, and particle physics
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Chadwick, James
Conant, James Bryant
Desaguliers, John Theophilus
Joliot-Curie, Frédéric
Nishina, Yoshio
Time Periods
20th century, early
20th century, late
20th century
21st century
18th century
19th century
Great Britain
United States
California (U.S.)
Harvard University
University of California
Collège de France, Paris
European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
University of Michigan
Rockefeller Foundation

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