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A primer on the evolution of particle physics and the search for the fundamental building blocks of matter. The book presents the full current body of understanding of particle physics in way accessible to a reader with some basic principles of physics (energy, momentum, electrical charge). This concise book tells the fascinating story of how 20th century physicists revealed layer upon layer of structure within the atom to reach the basic particles of matter, and then culminates in descriptions of current theories which form the Standard Model and the discovery of the top quark. Includes chapters on cosmology. The book includes many illustrations and photographs, and integrates the stories of the individual scientists throughout. Includes 4 color photographs, and the famous "Particle Chart". The book is a collaboration among eminent physicists (including J.D. Jackson and G. Goldhaber) at LBL, CERN and high school teachers in the Contemporary Physics Education Project to develop a novel book to teach particle physics to students.Book can thus be used as a supplement for courses in advanced high school and physics courses. FROM THE REVIEWS: ¿¿Recommended as a supplementary text for introductory college courses or for advanced high-school courses; science teachers will find it useful for updating their knowledge in an ever-expanding field of physics research.¿ ¿PHYSICS TODAY

Synopsis:

Written by a group of distinguished physicists, this accessible primer on the evolution of particle physics tells the fascinating story of how 20th-century physicists revealed layer upon layer of structure within the atom to reach the basic particles of matter, culminating in the discovery of the top quark. 105 illus.

Synopsis:

This primer on the evolution of particle physics and the search for the fundamental building blocks of matter tells the story of how 20th-century physicists revealed layer upon layer of structure within the atom to reach the basic particles of matter.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-291) and indexes.

Table of Contents

The November Revolution//The Elusive Trail to the Standard Model//The Mystery of Flavors//Carriers of Force//Anything That Can Happen, Will Happen//Precision Detectors Lead to Great Discoveries//Creating Extremely High-Energy Collisions//The Smallest and the Largest: Astrophysics Meets Particle Physics//The Status of the Standard Model// A Historical Perspective on Particle Physics// Appendix A: Physics Background and Numerical Examples// Appendix B: How Detectors Work//Appendix C: Suggested Reading//Appendix D: The Greek Alphabet//Appendix E: Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387988979
Author:
Barnett, R. Michael
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Cahn, R.N.
Author:
Dresden, M.
Author:
Dorfan, J.
Author:
Muehry, Henry
Author:
Olive, K.
Author:
Jackson, J. D.
Author:
Quinn, Helen R.
Author:
Aubrecht, G.J.
Author:
Goldhaber, G.
Author:
Aubrecht, Gordon
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Nuclear Physics
Subject:
Particles (nuclear physics)
Subject:
Particles
Subject:
Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
Subject:
Physics-Nuclear
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Physics and Astronomy
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Copyright:
Edition Description:
2000. Corr. 2nd
Series Volume:
106-27
Publication Date:
20000616
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
317
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1380 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Written by a group of distinguished physicists, this accessible primer on the evolution of particle physics tells the fascinating story of how 20th-century physicists revealed layer upon layer of structure within the atom to reach the basic particles of matter, culminating in the discovery of the top quark. 105 illus.
"Synopsis" by , This primer on the evolution of particle physics and the search for the fundamental building blocks of matter tells the story of how 20th-century physicists revealed layer upon layer of structure within the atom to reach the basic particles of matter.
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