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The Charm of Strange Quarks : Mysteries and Revolutions of Particle Physics - R.M. Barnett

The Charm of Strange Quarks

Mysteries and Revolutions of Particle Physics

By: R.M. Barnett, H. Muehry, H.R. Quinn, Gordon J. Aubrecht (Contribution by), Robert N. Cahn (Contribution by)

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Published: 17th January 2002
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A primer on the evolution of particle physics and the search for the fundamental building blocks of matter. The book presents the full current body of understanding of particle physics in way accessible to a reader with some basic principles of physics (energy, momentum, electrical charge). This concise book tells the fascinating story of how 20th century physicists revealed layer upon layer of structure within the atom to reach the basic particles of matter, and then culminates in descriptions of current theories which form the Standard Model and the discovery of the top quark. Includes chapters on cosmology. The book includes many illustrations and photographs, and integrates the stories of the individual scientists throughout. Includes 4 color photographs, and the famous "Particle Chart". The book is a collaboration among eminent physicists (including J.D. Jackson and G. Goldhaber) at LBL, CERN and high school teachers in the Contemporary Physics Education Project to develop a novel book to teach particle physics to students.Book can thus be used as a supplement for courses in advanced high school and physics courses.F ROM THE REVIEWS: "Recommended as a supplementary text for introductory college courses or for advanced high-school courses; science teachers will find it useful for updating their knowledge in an ever-expanding field of physics research.' 'PHYSICS TODAY

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"... Recommended as a supplementary text for introductory college courses or for advanced high-school courses; science teachers will find it useful for updating their knowledge in an ever-expanding field of physics research." Physics Today

The November Revolution
The Elusive Trail to the Standard Model
The Mystery of Flavors
Carriers of Force
Anything That Can Happen, Will Happen
Precision Detectors Lead to Great Discoveries
Creating Extremely High-Energy Collisions
The Smallest and the Largest: Astrophysics Meets Particle Physics
The Status of the Standard Model
A Historical Perspective on Particle Physics
Physics Background and Numerical Examples
How Detectors Work
Suggested Reading
The Greek Alphabet
Glossary
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ISBN: 9780387988979
ISBN-10: 0387988971
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 17th January 2002
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 1.38