The Discovery of Subatomic Particles Revised Edition / Edition 2

The Discovery of Subatomic Particles Revised Edition / Edition 2

by Steven Weinberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 052182351X

ISBN-13: 9780521823517

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This commentary on the discovery of the atom's constituents provides an historical account of key events in the physics of the twentieth century that led to the discoveries of the electron, proton and neutron. Steven Weinberg introduces the fundamentals of classical physics that played crucial roles in these discoveries. Connections are shown throughout the book

Overview

This commentary on the discovery of the atom's constituents provides an historical account of key events in the physics of the twentieth century that led to the discoveries of the electron, proton and neutron. Steven Weinberg introduces the fundamentals of classical physics that played crucial roles in these discoveries. Connections are shown throughout the book between the historic discoveries of subatomic particles and contemporary research at the frontiers of physics, including the most current discoveries of new elementary particles. Steven Weinberg was Higgins Professor of Physics at Harvard before moving to The University of Texas at Austin, where he founded its Theory Group. At Texas he holds the Josey Regental Chair of Science and is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments. His research has spanned a broad range of topics in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics, and cosmology, and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science, the Heinemann Prize in Mathematical Physics, the Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Madison Medal of Princeton University, and the Oppenheimer Prize. In addition to the well-known treatise, Gravitation and Cosmololgy, he has written several books for general readers, including the prize-winning The First Three Minutes (now translated into 22 foreign languages), and most recently Dreams of a Final Theory (Pantheon Books, 1993). He has also written a textbook The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol.I, Vol. II, and Vol. III (Cambridge).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521823517
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the revised edition; 1. A world of particles; 2. The discovery of the electron; 3. The atomic scale; 4. The nucleus; 5. More particles; Appendices.

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