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From Alchemy to Quarks The Study of Physics As a Liberal Art

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ISBN-10: 0534166563

ISBN-13: 9780534166564

Edition: 1st

Authors: Sheldon L. Glashow

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This text is intended for a short introduction to pre-calculus physics. Nobel Laureate physicist, Sheldon Glashow, who first proposed the charmed quark, the zee-zero particle, and the idea of grand unification, surveys science's on-going quest to explain the wonders of nature in terms of the simplest laws and the smallest particles - from fire, water, earth and air to quarks and leptons; from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to today's supercolliders.
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List price: $59.50
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 670
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Sheldon Lee Glashow grew up in New York City and graduated from Bronx High School of Science, where he and Steven Weinberg were classmates. Glashow received his Ph.D. in 1958 from Harvard University. While a student at Harvard, Glashow studied with Julian Schwinger, a pioneer of quantum electrodynamics who had become interested in the weak interaction and its possible connection with the electromagnetic interaction. In 1961 Glashow took the first step in unifying these interactions. It was finally accomplished in 1967 by Steven Weinberg and Abdus Salam, and in 1979 all three received a Nobel Prize in physics for developing a theory that mathematically and theoretically unifies the weak…    

Introductionp. 1
The Science of Motionp. 47
Energy and Momentump. 103
The Behavior of Gasesp. 151
Heat Is a Form of Motionp. 193
Atoms and Elementsp. 239
Tell Me What Electricity Is, and I'll Tell You Everything Elsep. 283
The Marriage of Electricity and Magnetismp. 331
Wavesp. 369
Inside the Atomp. 413
Quantum Mechanicsp. 449
The World According to Einsteinp. 495
Inside the Nucleusp. 535
Elementary Particlesp. 571
The Standard Model - Where We Are Todayp. 607
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