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Solutions for Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers | 4th Edition | ISBN: 9781133103721 | Authors: Stephen T. Thornton, Andrew Rex 9781133103721

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Summarize the discussions that Einstein and Bohr hadat the 1927 Solvay Congress. List at

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Problem 22

Summarize the discussions that Einstein and Bohr hadat the 1927 Solvay Congress. List at least three objectionsthat Einstein had to the Copenhagen interpretation ofquantum mechanics and give Bohrs explanation.

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Descartes’ Metaphysics and Epistemology ● Rene Descartes belongs to a group called continental rationalists: 3 prominent rationalists at the time: him, Baruch Spinoza, and Gottfried Leibniz. ● Descartes was caught in the astronomical debate about what is at the center of the solar system (Earth or the sun). ○ The geocentric model became harder to support because observation showed evidence against it, such as retrograde movement of the planets. ○ The heliocentric model became more popular because it was more simple than the geocentric model; it already accounted for epicycles, retrograde, and circular movement without having to explain it. This is what made the geocentric model more complex. ● Metaphysic

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