The invention of the wheel was a miraculous invention, along with the airplane, and thetelephone. All the inventions that have ever been created werent just something that was alreadydrawn out on a piece of paper for the inventors. They had to think. They had to imagine themasterpiece before it was even a physical object. These people werent just thinkers or inventors.These people Thought Outside the Box. The writer Sarah Susanka, the author of The Not SoBig House, once said that The ability to think creatively, responding to needs and wishes, notto preconceived ideas of what something should look like, then the problem will be solved.
SIC What I think she means by this is if you are going to make something or do something forthe people of the world, dont assume or pretend you know what they want. Go out, ask them,figure it out and then when you have completed the finished product it will be successful. Manypeople who try to invent something are not successful because they are afraid to break theconfines of the outline. What I mean by this is that the people are so accustomed to thinking likeeverybody else, they are afraid to explore the possibilities of their mind. They cant picturesomething that already isnt there.
Often a person will see something that was invented andwonder why they never thought of something so simple. The answer is very uncomplicated…they didnt break the confines of the out line. Normally, when people do a puzzle, they will haveto think about the answers, sort of like a maze.
If what they first try doesnt work then they haveto try another direction to see if something else will work. Those people, even though they dontknow it have just thought outside the box. They have decided that rather than quitting, they aregoing to keep trying, and see if they can find another way to do it. Even though the answer wasright in front of them, they still had to think and look for it. One great thinker is WernerHeisenberg. He invented Matrix mechanics. It was the first version of quantum mechanics.
Hedidnt invent the concepts of matrix algebra; however, focused attention on a set of quantisedprobability amplitudes. The matrix mechanics was further developed in a three-author paperby Heisenberg, Born and Jordan, published in 1926. Heisenberg published The PhysicalPrinciples of Quantum Theory in 1928. In 1932 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics forthis work. Although he was awarded the Nobel for his matrix mechanics, he was much betterknown for his Uncertainty Principle that he discovered in 1927. Heisenberg was quoted in 1969as saying the following about the Slovay Conference in Brussels that he attended in 1927 : Tothose of us who participated in the development of atomic theory, the five years following theSlovay Conference in Brussels in 1927 looked so wonderful that we often spoke of them as thegolden of age of atomic physics. The great obstacles that had occupied all our efforts in thepreceding years had been cleared out of the way; the gate to an entirely new field, the quantummechanics of the atomic shells stood wide open, and fresh fruits seemed ready for the picking.Around the year 1925 Heisenberg was working on a new description of matter.
His ruminationsled him to assert a new principle that has become a Hallmark of quantum theory. Thisdescription of matter is now known as matrix mechanics. It is the complete mathematical theoryof the behaviour of atoms and their constituents. It is a very difficult field to study, but with thehelp of Born and Jordan, the study was a success. The matrix mechanics is a part of mathematicsknown as the quantum mechanics. So the quantum ideas work. They are developed from theconcept that matter is wave-like in its behaviour. The quantum mechanics remained mysteriousuntil 1927, when Heisenberg -following conversations with Bohr and Einstein discovered theuncertainty principle.
Heisenbergs Uncertainty Principle said that it is impossible to find outexactly where an object is and how fast it is moving at the same time. If you were to try thatprocess then you would have to stop the object to see where it is at that speed, or at that point intime. This is fine but as soon as you stop it you no longer have to speed and momentum to theobject.
There is no guarantee that you can just say that because the object was moving a certainspeed that obviously it still will have the same results. This is because there are many things thatcan effect your result. If you were to try to find out both of them at the same time all yourinformation would become impossible to understand. Because of figuring out such aninformative theory Heisenberg has been awarded many time. He received the following awards:The Nobel Prize in 1932, and the Follow of the Royal Society in 1955. Another of Heisenbergsgreat moments in life was during the Second World War.
Here he headed the unsuccessfulGerman nuclear weapons project. He worked with Otto Hahn, one of the discoverers of nuclearfission, on the development of a nuclear reactor but failed to develop an effective program fornuclear weapons. Whether this was because of lack of resources or a lack of a desire to putnuclear weapons in the hands of the Nazis is unclear. After the war he was interned in Britainwith other leading German scientists.
However, he returned to Germany in 1946 when he wasappointed director of the Max Planck institute for physics and Astrophysics at Gttingen. In1958 the Institute moved to Munich and Heisenberg continued as its director. This man was verytalented and had many other interests.
Such as in the philosophy of physics, and because of thisgreat interest he wrote Physics and Philosophy in 1962 and Physics and Beyond in 1971.Virtually every person has Thought Outside the Box at one point in their lives or another . . . Ican remember, about four years ago when my parents were re-modelling the upstairs, where mybedroom was located. My father was trying to figure out some way to convert three bedroomsinto two, while keeping a nice square landing that is right outside the doors. Well with the waythat the upstairs was shaped there was much difficulty.
Finally one day, I was sick of seeing myfather stressing out over something like that. So I took a pencil and a piece of paper and I drewthe outline of the upstairs. Then rather than drawing a straight line right across the middle ofwhere the bedrooms would be I drew a diagonal like that still left space for closets and when itangled down back towards the stairs (the wall). This allowed my dad to have the nice evensquare landing right out side the bedroom doors I was very proud of myself, and I now havethe honour of saying that I designed my bedroom can you guess whos room was larger? Iguess what I am trying to say is that all a person has to do is apply themselves and they will havethe ability to Think Outside the Box. It isnt something that is extremely easy to do.
It is likemost things in a persons life, they must practice and learn. Some people dont even realize itwhen they are doing it, which is great. But if only they could recognise this ability, apply it tosomething, and improve life for all! Bibliography: