First observation of Brownian motion (41 words)

Historical Context Note

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Robert Brown (1773-1858) discovers the Brownian motion of pollen and dye particles in water. Brownian motion will later designate the seemingly random movement of particles suspended in a liquid or gas or the mathematical model used to describe such random movements.

Editors. "First observation of Brownian motion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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