Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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by Frank Close
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192804340

ISBN-13: 9780192804341

Pub. Date: 07/29/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction, best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it. The author

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In Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction, best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it. The author discusses particles such as quarks, electrons, and the neutrino, and exotic matter and antimatter. He also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators and detectors, and the intriguing future of particle physics. This book is essential reading for general readers interested in popular science, students of physics, and scientists at all levels.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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ISBN-13:
9780192804341
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/29/2004
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,164,935
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Dabbler More than 1 year ago
The subject matter was covered clearly and without overly complex scientific jargon. It is a quick way to get up to speed on the latest research in this area written for the layman with enough detail to interest the general scientist or student as well.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed. It is not only very short, it is very small. I was expecting more.