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Richard P. Feynman who showed keen interest i n Boscovich’s atomism

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  • ROGER ANDERTON
    Boscovich s theory being the theory that Tesla was working from. Latest -  Feynman  was working from Boscovich as  well--   Tomislav Petković   :  
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      Boscovich's theory being the theory that Tesla was working from. Latest -  Feynman  was working from Boscovich as  well--



       
      Tomislav Petković   :   Richard P. Feynman who showed keen interest in Boscovich’s atomism, having accepted it as his metaphysical credo 200 years later. Using an effective epistemic approach, the paper links Boscovich’s ingenious apperception of points and particles with Feynman more than two centuries later and his ingenious and precise parton-quark physics of the Standard Model. Boscovich’s theory was launched brilliantly on a new path by the discovery of the atomic nucleus and the nuclear model of the atom in 1911 in Manchester. The scientific-philosophical compatibility of the Dubrovnik-born thinker with E. Rutherford was put into the limelight by Rutherford’s paper from 1911 by way of three statements: the atomic nucleus as Boscovich’s point – a point source of Coulomb force, an α particle is also a point, and the impact parameter in an encounter between an α particle and a gold nucleus has the character of distance resembling the one in Boscovich’s curve. In a modern epistemic analysis, going beyond an orthodox scientific approach, the paper shows that the most interesting legacy of Boscovich’s tree of repulsion and attraction lies chiefly in the tree-level picture of nuclear forces in contemporary low-energy physics. On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of Boscovich’s birth, and in the light of 2011 having been declared the year of Boscovich in both Croatia and the world, the paper shows that, in the philosophy of nature, Boscovich conceived the original apperception of points (atoms) with a single universal law of forces between them.



      R. J. Boscovich’s Achievement in Natural Philosophy for the Development of Modern Particle Physics. On the Occasion of the 300th Anniversary of the Boscovich’s Birth
      Tomislav Petković ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia







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