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27. Natural Reality / B. Modern Physics / 2. Electrodynamics / c. Electrons

[particle constituting the shells of atoms]

10 ideas
Dirac showed how electrons conform to special relativity [Close]
Electrons get their mass by interaction with the Higgs field [Close]
Electrons are treated as particles, but they lose their individuality in relations [Heil]
Electrons rotate in hyrogen atoms 10^13 times per second [Watson]
Many physicists believe particles have further structure, if only we could see it [Martin,BR]
Electrons move fast, so are subject to special relativity [New Sci.]
Electrons only exist when they interact, and their being is their combination of quantum leaps [Rovelli]
Electrons are not waves, because their collisions are at a point, and not spread out [Rovelli]
Electrons are fundamental and are not made of anything; they are properties without size [Hesketh]
Electrons may have smaller components, bound by a new force [Hesketh]