Hyperthreading technology) and
simultaneous execution (via multiple
TO THINK ABOUT
Have you ever heard the statement “like charges repel, unlike
charges attract?” If you have ever tried
to push two magnets together, South
pole to South pole, or North pole to
North pole, you know the force of
repulsion can be very strong.
Applying this concept to the atom,
the negatively charged electrons in
orbit around the nucleus stay as far
away from each other as possible.
They do not leave the atom’s orbit
because they are attracted to the
positively-charged protons inside the
There is the problem right there. I
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went through almost 35 years
knowing the law of attraction and
repulsion, without ever stopping to
think: what keeps the protons together in the nucleus? They have the same
charge, so what are they doing next to
each other in the tiny, little nucleus?
Well, they are pushing away from each
other like crazy. But they are held
close together in the nucleus by the
Strong force, one of the four
fundamental physical forces in the
Universe. The Strong force only acts
across short distances, namely the
distance across the nucleus.
So, the protons are there to stay,
unless radioactive decay occurs. Then
many strange things happen.
Otherwise, the only changes the atom
may experience would be gaining or
losing an electron from its orbit.
Adding energy to an atom causes the
electron orbits to increase in distance,
moving the electrons farther and
farther away from the nucleus, and
lowering the attraction to the protons.
Eventually, by adding enough energy,
an electron gets far enough away to
break free and begin roaming around
as a free electron. Since electricity is
the flow of free electrons from one
location to another, we must be able
to produce a lot of them to sustain the
current in a circuit. Fortunately, there
is enough heat energy in our everyday
environment (even in the middle of
the coldest winter) to create plenty of
free electrons in copper, gold, silver,
and other conductors.
What happens when there are too
many of these high-energy electrons
moving through a wire? The wire gets
hot and possibly melts. Such powerful results from such a little thing.
I REALLY AM GLAD
So, yes, I am glad my computer
(computers) crashed. The crash
(crashes) allowed me to walk a
different way for a change, and I like
variety, surprises, and challenges.
Plus, now that my column is finished,
I can begin troubleshooting crash #2.
But only after getting my humidifier
running for the winter. NV