Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

Atom: Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

by Isaac Asimov, D. F. Bach

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452268340
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1992
Series: Truman Talley Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 546,434
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Isaac Asimov authored over 400 books in a career that lasted nearly 50 years. As a leading scientific writer, historian, and futurist, he covered a variety of subjects ranging from mathematics to humor, and won numerous awards for his work.

Date of Birth:

January 20, 1920

Date of Death:

April 6, 1992

Place of Birth:

Petrovichi, Russia

Place of Death:

New York, New York

Education:

Columbia University, B.S. in chemistry, 1939; M.A. in chemistry, 1941; Ph.D. in biochemistry, 1948

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Matter
Dividing Matter
Elements
Atomism Triumphant
The Reality of Atoms
The Differences Among Atoms

Chapter Two: Light
Particles and Waves
The Four Phenomena
Combining the Phenomena
Extending the Spectrum
Dividing Energy

Chapter Three: Electrons
Dividing Electricity
Cathode-Ray Particles
X Rays
Electrons and Atoms
Electrons and Quanta
Waves and Particles

Chapter Four: Nuclei
Probing the Atom
Positively Charged Particles
Atomic Numbers
Spectral Lines

Chapter Five: Isotopes
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Varieties
Half-Lives
Stable Nuclear Varieties

Chapter Six: Neutrons
Protons and Electrons
Protons and Neutrons
Nuclear Reactions
Artificial Isotopes

Chapter Seven: Breakdowns
Mass Defect
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Fusion
Breakdown Particles

Chapter Eight: Antimatter
Antiparticles
Cosmic Rays
Particle Accelerators
Baryons

Chapter Nine: Neutrinos
Saving the Laws of Conservation
Detecting the Antineutrino
Detecting the Neutrino
Other Leptons
Unstable Particles
Neutrino Varieties

Chapter Ten: Interactions
The Strong Interaction
The Weak Interaction
The Electroweak Interaction

Chapter Eleven: Quarks
The Hadron Zoo
Inside Hadrons
Quantum Chromodynamics

Chapter Twelve: The Universe
The Mystery of the Missing Mass
The End of the Universe
The Beginning of the Universe

Index

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