- Question 3:
- Why do you think Einstein wrote so many scientific
papers while working in the patent office?
Your answers will vary, but they may include
the following ideas:
While working at the patent office, Einstein
may have been inspired by the works of inventors applying for
patents. He probably read about many interesting, new inventions.
Most of the time, however, the patent office work was boring.
He probably thought about many other things, including physics.
The quiet reflection time allowed Einstein to develop new ideas.
He may have written down his ideas when he went home at night.
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