Antimatter: The Ultimate Mirror

Antimatter: The Ultimate Mirror

by Gordon Fraser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521893097

ISBN-13: 9780521893091

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book introduces the world of antimatter without using technical language or equations. The author shows how the quest for symmetry in physics slowly revealed the properties of antimatter. When large particle accelerators came on line, the antimatter debris of collisions provided new clues on its properties. This is a fast-paced and lucid account of how science…  See more details below

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This book introduces the world of antimatter without using technical language or equations. The author shows how the quest for symmetry in physics slowly revealed the properties of antimatter. When large particle accelerators came on line, the antimatter debris of collisions provided new clues on its properties. This is a fast-paced and lucid account of how science fiction became fact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521893091
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Science fiction becomes science fact1
2Mirror worlds13
3An imbalanced kit of electrical parts27
4The quantum master45
5Positive proof65
6The back passage of time77
7The quark and the antiquark95
8Broken mirrors109
9The cosmic cork-screw127
10Antiparticle collision course141
11Setting a trap for antimatter157
12Glue versus antichemistry171
13Antimatter in action181
14Antimatter of the utmost gravity195
Names index209
Subject index211

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