In Almost every article, book, and publication about Albert Einstein, the words describe him as one of the greatest scientists that ever lived. His theories and discoveries about time, space and other discoveries about electromagnetism, high-frequency radiation, quantum mechanics, gravity, and Brownian motion changed the world.
He was and still is one of the examples of a normal child who became a world-famous genius. He is a great example FOR CHILDREN of how a child can use curiosity, learning, and motivation to create great scientific or other achievements. He was also motivated by his parents, teachers, and many books, publications, and information written by other scientists.
The background for his motivation involved a curiosity spurred on by his parents that enabled him to extend his thinking skills and motivation to learn and answer some very complicated questions about science in his mind. The story about his great discoveries is a very motivational and interesting example for all children and adults to read and understand.
Einstein’s love of physics began when his father gave him a compass. He was fascinated by the movement and his curiosity about how the magnetic arms moved. This motivated him to find out more about electromagnetism, space-time, and physics at an early age. Parents and teachers should be aware of what a child is interested in. They need to help support and encourage children to read, study and learn about subjects that they enjoy.
Another example of helping a child increase their curiosity and interest in a subject that increases their motivation is that of Louis Ignarro, a Nobel prize winner in chemistry. Louis and two other men won a Nobel prize for discovering and finding the uses of Nitric oxide. Louis’s motivation and interest in chemistry were found and encouraged by his father. It involved a gift of a chemistry set when he was 12 years old. Louis’s mother was dead set against him having a chemistry set, but his father was insistent. Louis did not increase his mother’s dissent by making a bomb with his chemistry set. Experimenting, he then blew up the family fireplace in the backyard. However, even though very unhappy, his mother let him keep and use the chemistry set. This led to his pursuit of chemistry and his discovery of Nitric oxide, which was a monumental scientific discovery of how blood vessels are naturally dilated in the body. Today, artificial Nitric oxide is used for brain enhancement, increase libido, and many other uses.
Parents can give a great motivational boost for a child’s future by encouraging them to increase their curiosity and knowledge by helping them with books and gifts that motivate their interest in interesting future subjects and goals. Dr. Ben Carson, a recent U.S. presidential candidate, became a great world-renowned neurosurgeon by the insistence of his mother having him and his brother read many books about science and other subjects.
Many scientists have called Einstein the 20th century’s most brilliant scientist. He was responsible for some of the world’s greatest discoveries in physics. HIS understanding of science, space-time, electromagnetism, gravity, and other science subjects was monumental. He also was very busy learning and writing about ethics, religion, civil rights, and the control of atomic energy.
His unified space field theory unifying all the fundamental forces of nature was a very complex and capable goal but it was and is not realized by Albert and the modern world yet. A great goal for any child interested in physics is to piece together not only the unified space theory, but the ADDITION of the live electromagnetic forces found in minerals and nutrients in the soil, electromagnetic plants, bushes, and trees, plus the electromagnetic energy in body cells. It is a very fascinating subject.
Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879. His first introduction to the world was in the small town of Ulin, Germany. His family was Jewish, and learning was important for the family and Albert. When he was one year old, his family moved to Munich, Germany. His father and uncle founded a company in the field of “Electro-technology.”
For Albert, learning was encouraged. He graduated into high school in Munich when he was 9 years old. He was a good student but did not show any extraordinary knowledge at that time.
It is important here to note that Einstein‘s parents understood parental responsibility for educating their children. So a great deal of education took place at home. Parents in the U.S., Canada, and England would be wise to realize that PARENT EDUCATION is critically important in a child’s education and future.
In 1894, Complications at their Munich Electro-technology plant forced the family to establish their factory in Northern Italy. Here a very important step occurred in Albert‘s education. Because of the militant discipline and strict regimen, in his 12th year, he dropped out of high school and moved back to his parent’s home in Italy. His parents then sent him to study in his last year of high school in Aarau, Switzerland.
There Einstein was very happy. He enjoyed the intellectual and learning environment. He began to use his THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS as a way of doing physics. He pictured himself beside a light wave traveling at the speed of light. His unique way of thinking about a physics problem in terms of visual images and transforming them into a mathematical formula increased his ability to understand physics problems. He was teaching himself cutting-edge science through INDEPENDENT READING AND CALCULATIONS. His sometimes boring lectures in classes led him to cut some classes and spend his time in the library reading all the new physics literature he could get his hands on.
In 1901, Einstein became a citizen of Switzerland. This was very important because it enabled him to divorce himself from Germany, and made him feel free to study physics without worry.
A great influence on his thinking was the forces of the magnetic movements of the compass. The motivation from the early gift of the compass was a very important “GIFT” that became the foundation for many of his great discoveries. Also, a very big influence on his thinking was his requirement to take a course in “The Theory of Scientific Thought.”
He wrote his first paper in 1894. You guessed it, the paper was on magnetism, describing the magnetic forces that arose from his compass. The motivation from his early “GIFT’ of the compass was a very important gift that started his great desire for learning and his great discoveries.
Einstein first trained as a teacher. After having trouble finding a teaching position, he decided to get his Ph.D. in physics. For that, he trained at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He cut many classes in favor of spending time at the library reading about the works of Isaac Newton, James Maxwell, Ernst Mach, Galileo, and many others.
In 1901, Einstein was leading a very busy life. He met and married Mileva Marie, who shared their love of physics. Not long afterward, Miliva was pregnant with his daughter Lieseri. Also in 1901, Albert secured a job as a patent clerk in the Swiss Federal Patent office. There he was able to read, and he studied plus devoted his spare time to studying his passions in physics. There he also met a new friend, Michele Besso. Besso helped Einstein in his thoughts on time-space and relativity. Michele also became a lifetime friend of Einstien.
AOL space limits and megabyte restrictions prevent any further information today about Albert Einstein. The next BULLETIN will be about Einstein’s “Miracle Year,” in 1905. In 1905 Einstein wrote not only one but “Three” great papers that became world famous. Our next Post will not only describe that but tell about Einstein’s second Nobel prize. Stay tuned.
October 15, 2022
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