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Particle Physics: A Beginner's Guide
     

Particle Physics: A Beginner's Guide

by Brian R. Martin
 

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Gaining a following since the launch of the infamous Large Hadron Collider, particle physics explores our most fundamental and mind-blowing questions: How did the Universe start? What are we made of? How small is the smallest thing? Without presuming any prior scientific knowledge, Brian R. Martin takes readers on a wide-ranging tour of the field, from its

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Gaining a following since the launch of the infamous Large Hadron Collider, particle physics explores our most fundamental and mind-blowing questions: How did the Universe start? What are we made of? How small is the smallest thing? Without presuming any prior scientific knowledge, Brian R. Martin takes readers on a wide-ranging tour of the field, from its beginnings in nuclear physics to the discovery of quarks and cutting-edge research into string theory, the mystery of antimatter, and the current search for the elusive “God particle.” Brian R. Martin is emeritus professor of physics at University College London, where he chaired the physics department until 2004.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851687862
Publisher:
Oneworld Publications
Publication date:
04/16/2011
Series:
Beginners Guide (Oneworld) Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
882,806
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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