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New techniques in the cosmic-ray field and some of the results obtained with them

Millikan, Robert A. (1933) New techniques in the cosmic-ray field and some of the results obtained with them. Physical Review, 43 (8). pp. 661-669. ISSN 0031-899X. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MILpr33

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Abstract

Each new field of scientific study goes through a period of development which may be likened to the development of a man child. Up to the age of six or seven a boy interests everybody intensely. In babyhood he is new and sweet and altogether charming because of the awakening qualities which bloom forth as he becomes a real person, and from then on up to seven or eight he is intensely interesting because he is revealing day by day what kind of a person he is likely to be. Then from say eight to thirteen he goes through a period in which he is in general best described as a whining brat who knows no law, is always against the government, and has no real friend except his mother. From about thirteen on he begins to find himself as a member of the human family, and by the time he is twenty-one is ready to don the toga and be admitted regularly into the ordered society of adults.


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Additional Information:©1933 The American Physical Society. Received 16 February 1933. The work herein reported has been made possible through a grant received for the purpose from the Carnegie Corporation of New York administered through the Carnegie Institution of Washington, to which bodies I wish herewith to make grateful acknowledgment.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:15 Dec 2006
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