By: Isabella Quinones
Who was Democritus?
Family and Travels
His Atomic Theory
1. All matter consists of invisible particles called atoms
2. Atoms are indestructible
3. Atoms are solid but invisible
4. Atoms are homogeneous
5. Atoms differ in size, shape, mass, position and arrangement
Structure of Atoms
Explaining the nature of atoms was not difficult through Democritus’ logical reasoning. He affirmed that the strength of an object depends on the shape of the atoms the object has. For instance, iron atoms are believed to be strong with interconnecting hooks, while water atoms are slippery. The atoms of salt are believed to be pointed, while the atoms of air are weightless.
Astronomy and Cosmology
Why this is important
This is important because Democritus created the foundation of the atom, in which lead to the discovery of the atom's true structure.
He was also first to infer that out universe is a multi-verse with other life sustaining planets. In all, He started the study of not only what everything is made of but how life began.
Quotes from Democritus
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Public - 9/19/16, 4:24 PM