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Particle Physics : A Very Short Introduction - Frank Close

Particle Physics

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 13th May 2004
ISBN: 9780192804341
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

1: Journey to the centre of the universe 2: How big and small are big and small 3: How we learn what things are made of and what we found 4: The heart of the matter 5: Accelerators: cosmic and man-made 6: Detectors: cameras and time machines 7: The forces of nature 8: Exotic matter (and antimatter) 9: Where has matter come from? 10: Questions for the 21st Century

ISBN: 9780192804341
ISBN-10: 0192804340
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 13th May 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.8 x 10.6  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.12

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