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The Continuity of Existence

Nature volume 119, page 199 (05 February 1927) | Download Citation



RECENTLY, in an address to the British Academy, Prof. T. Percy Nunn propounded the idea that the existence of an electron is not necessarily continuous, and that when an electron revolving in an orbit about a nucleus changes to another orbit, it is possible that the electron goes out of existence in the first orbit and comes again into existence in the second orbit. It is of interest that Planck's theory that action is not a continuous entity but consists of discrete quanta leads to a similar conclusion.

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