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This essay by David Cassiday presents the disagreements among physicists at the end of the 19th century over the existence of atoms and the apparent conflict between mechanics and thermodynamics.  Cassiday describes Einstein's prediction of the characteristics of Brownian motion and how this work brought about the acceptance of atomic theory.
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Keywords: Brownian motion, fluid, motion, particle
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(American Institute of Physics, College Park, 2008), WWW Document, (http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/essay-brownian.htm).
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Einstein on Brownian Motion, (American Institute of Physics, College Park, 2008), <http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/essay-brownian.htm>.
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Einstein on Brownian Motion. (2008). Retrieved October 31, 2014, from American Institute of Physics: http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/essay-brownian.htm
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American Institute of Physics. Einstein on Brownian Motion. College Park: American Institute of Physics, 2008. http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/essay-brownian.htm (accessed 31 October 2014).
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Einstein on Brownian Motion. College Park: American Institute of Physics, 2008. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/essay-brownian.htm>.
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