What if we saw the same order in a solar system as in atoms?

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Re: What if we saw the same order in a solar system as in at

Post by landru27 » Sat May 04, 2013 9:22 pm

kneumaier wrote:What if we saw the same order in a solar system as in atoms?


That might be interesting, but we don't need to ask "if", because we do not in fact see the same order mirrored between the solar system and atoms.

A modern-day view of the atom can be represented by these images:

http://myweb.rollins.edu/jsiry/atom-quantum.jpg
http://www.geo.arizona.edu/xtal/geos306/f-orbitals.gif
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v4 ... 9-f1.2.jpg

The solar system, as I assume you realize, can represented by these images:

http://lunaf.com/images/solar-system-pl ... its-en.gif
http://factsofsolarsystem.net/wp-conten ... ystem.jpeg

Perhaps you are thinking of the older, Bohr model of the atom? In a modern-day view of the atom, electrons don't move in orbits at all. The "orbitals" of quantum mechanics are less intuitive, but the math works out better for extensive, precise, empirical observations of atoms.

What if we saw the same order in a solar system as in atoms?

Post by kneumaier » Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:12 pm

What if we saw the same order in a solar system as in atoms?

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