Books tell us what atomic nuclei are made of, but for 20 years after the nucleus was discovered, they got it wrong.
Physics is an experimental science based on evidence, but what evidence can we have for the components of things as small as atomic nuclei?
By 1932, the question of nuclear components presented a crisis for physics, with cherished laws under threat.
The resolution required several revolutions in our understanding of the world. And today's text books? Quantum complications leave the question of nuclear stuff much more interesting than the simple text book recipe.
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