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The aim of this quantity is to explain the revolution in physics which happened within the first area of the 20th century, and which integrated the discoveries of specified Relativity, the older Quantum idea, basic Relativity, Matrix Mechanics and Wave Mechanics.

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Columbus’s voyages opened the New World to colonization and trade—and disease. The study of trade between the New World and the Old also encompasses its human impact. In their surveys of contact-era sites, archaeologists now often study of the evidence of disease and trauma on human remains, a technique called pale- opathological analysis, to assess more accurately the effect of European diseases upon indigenous populations. There is also a growing interest in the transport of New World diseases to Europe, and the introduction of African diseases through the slave trade.

In 1600 the English East India Company was formed as Portuguese dominance of Asian trade began to decline. After the Dutch won the struggle for the East Indies and their spices, the English shifted their focus to China and India. Their presence on the subcontinent allowed them to increase their presence in India when the ruling Mughal Empire began to collapse in 1707. Profit was not the only motive for exploration. Religious goals—particularly the desire to convert indigenous peoples to Christianity— often prompted those who planned or advocated voyages.

There is, however, some proof of Columbus’s fourth voyage and his landing in Jamaica. Excavations at Sevilla la Nueva have even yielded evidence of his beached caravels. As excavations continue in the Caribbean, the material record of Columbus’s travels will perhaps supply new insight into existing historical accounts. Five hundred years after Columbus’s discovery (or rediscovery) of America, there is still great debate over his ultimate legacy to the New World. Recent work by archaeologists and anthropologists and heightened political and social regard for the roles of Native Americans and Africans Americans in the shaping of the history of the New World has altered the portrayal of the European explorer as hero.

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