Activity: Particle nature of matter

IB Physics: Activity: Particle nature of matter

You probably already know and accept that everything is made of atoms but it might be worth looking at why we think this. Is there any other possibility? Could matter be continuous? Ancient Greek philosophers couldn"t accept the idea that it might be possible to cut a piece of cheese in half for ever. They thought there must be a time when you got to the smallest bit which they called an atom. They also didn"t like the...


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