Mass: The quest to understand matter from Greek atoms to quantum fields

Mass: The quest to understand matter from Greek atoms to quantum fields

by Jim Baggott

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198759713
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/04/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 829,204
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Jim Baggott, Freelance science writer

Jim Baggott is a freelance science writer. He was a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Reading but left to work with Shell International Petroleum Company and then as an independent business consultant and trainer. His many books include Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation (OUP, 2015), Higgs: The Invention and Discovery of the 'God Particle' (OUP, 2012), A Quantum Story: A History in 40 Moments (OUP, 2011) and A Beginner's Guide to Reality (Penguin, 2005).

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I: Atom and Void
Chapter 1 The quiet citadel
Chapter 2 Things-in-themselves
Chapter 3 An impression of force
Chapter 4 The sceptical chymists
Part II: Mass and Energy
Chapter 5 A very interesting conclusion
Chapter 6 Incommensurable
Chapter 7 The fabric
Chapter 8 In the heart of darkness
Part III: Wave and Particle
Chapter 9 An act of desperation
Chapter 10 The wave equation
Chapter 11 The only mystery
Chapter 12 Mass bare and dressed
Part IV: Field and Force
Chapter 13 The symmetries of nature
Chapter 14 The goddamn particle
Chapter 15 The standard model
Chapter 16 Mass without mass
Epilogue
Endnotes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
Author
Preface
Part I: Atom and Void
1. The quiet citadel
2. Things-in-themselves
3. An impression of force
4. The sceptical chymists
Part II: Mass and Energy
5. A very interesting conclusion
6. Incommensurable
7. The fabric
8. In the heart of darkness
Part III: Wave and Particle
9. An act of desperation
10. The wave equation
11. The only mystery
12. Mass bare and dressed
Part IV: Field and Force
13. The symmetries of nature
14. The goddamn particle
15. The standard model
16. Mass without mass
Epilogue
Endnotes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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