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From Atoms to Quarks An Introduction to the Strange World of Particle Physics

ISBN-10: 0385473362
ISBN-13: 9780385473361
Edition: N/A
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

James Trefil was born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois, Oxford University, and Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. in physics. Currently Clarence H. Robinson Professor of physics at George Mason University, he is among the well-respected scientists who have the skill to translate physics for the general reader into prose worthy of an English major. For example, his "meditation trilogy," described below, recounts interesting examples, clear explanations, and the wonder of science in Trefil's beautiful and lively language.

Introduction to the Revised Edition
The Quest for Ultimate Simplicityp. 1
The Nucleusp. 20
A New Physics for a New Worldp. 34
Energy, Matter, and Antimatterp. 53
The Discovery of Mesons and Other Strange Thingsp. 68
The Coming of the Acceleratorsp. 82
The Proliferation of Elementary Particlesp. 100
The Search for Order amid Chaosp. 117
The Road to the Quark Modelp. 132
Evidence for the Quark Modelp. 150
Where Are They?p. 160
Charm and the Proliferation of Quarksp. 171
Leptons and the Weak Interactionsp. 188
The Standard Model: Bringing It All Togetherp. 203
Unsolved Problemsp. 218
Appendix A Some Common Symbolsp. 231
Appendix B A Catalog of Particles (Unstable) and a Catalog of Particles (Stable)p. 233
Glossaryp. 235
Indexp. 241
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