Pieter Zeeman

Pieter Zeeman

Dutch physicist
It was not simply out of a spirit of contradiction that I exposed a light source to magnetic forces. The idea came to me during an investigation of the effect discovered by Kerr on light reflected by magnetic mirrors.More Pieter Zeeman quotes [07/15/2011 03:07:23]
According to well-known electrodynamic laws, an electron moving in a magnetic field is acted upon by a force which runs perpendicular to the direction of motion of the electron and to the direction of the magnetic field, and whose magnitude is easily determined.More Pieter Zeeman quotes [07/15/2011 03:07:48]
The magnetic cleavage of the spectral lines is dependent on the size of the charge of the electron, or, more accurately, on the ratio between the mass and the charge of the electron.More Pieter Zeeman quotes [07/15/2011 03:07:11]
Nature gives us all, including Prof. Lorentz, surprises. It was very quickly found that there are many exceptions to the rule of splitting of the lines only into triplets.More Pieter Zeeman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The rotation of the polarization plane is extraordinarily small in all gases, thus also in sodium vapour.More Pieter Zeeman quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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