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Module 1 Assignment

The author did make an observation which was that with what appeared to be a motionless surface was actually very small molecules in a continuous motion. He asked several question in this regard as well. He then used prior knowledge of the subject from Erwin Schrodinger to base his hypothesis off of. His prediction was that if the molecule followed the same path then there would be abrupt changes such as a ripple in the water or a wave. However if they all move separately and in different directions this gives the appearance of a motionless surface. He tested the his hypothesis with the box diagram and showed that the molecules will move in separate directions and stay spread out evenly in the box. He collected his data and interpreted his results, so in my opinion he did in fact use the Scientific method. He may not have had the best format of showing this but it is all there.


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