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 (mĭl′ĭ-kən), Robert Andrews 1868-1953.
American physicist. He won a 1923 Nobel Prize for his measurement of the electron charge.

Millikan

(ˈmɪlɪkən)
n
(Biography) Robert Andrews. 1868–1953, US physicist. He measured the charge of an electron (1910), verified Einstein's equation for the photoelectric effect (1916), and studied cosmic rays; Nobel prize for physics 1923

Mil•li•kan

(ˈmɪl ɪ kən)

n.
Robert Andrews, 1868–1953, U.S. physicist.
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The renowned oil drop experiment, performed by Robert Millikan in 1909, was designed precisely to investigate the total electric charge on a single drop of oil in order to ascertain the fundamental charge of the electron (Millikan 1911) as discussed in many modern physics courses (Thornton et al.
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Millikan remarks that having a biological function is constituted in having the right kind of evolutionary history of selections, (1) every biologically normal action is the product of a desire, (2) evolutionary explanation can solve the normativity problem regarding content, (3) biological categories must be defined in terms of selected function, (4) the function of being true is constitutive of beliefs and other states with the same kind of (mind-to-world) content (an appeal to the function of being true is the way to account for the essential normativity of meaning), (5) and her approach to mental content shares much with orthodox content-externalism (biological functions should be understood by considering the broader system of which a given organism is a part).
Los padres de Robert creian en el trabajo duro, y por eso, hasta los 14 anos, el joven Millikan trabajo en la granja familiar y diez horas diarias en una toneleria a cambio de un dolar.
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Millikan se hizo acreedor a tan importante galardon por determinar la constante matematica del valor de la carga de un electron.
Ruth Garrett Millikan, Language: A Biological Model, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005, 240 pp.