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New Cosmic Onion Quarks and the Nature of the Universe

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ISBN-10: 1584887982

ISBN-13: 9781584887980

Edition: 2006

Authors: Frank Close

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"Close is a lucid, reliable, and enthusiastic guide to the strange and wonderful microcosmic world that dwells deep within reality"- Frank Wilczek (Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, MIT, and 2004 Nobel Prize in PhysicsNot since Newton's apple has there been a physics phenomenon as deliciously appealing to the masses as Frank Close's Cosmic Onion. Widely embraced by scientists and laypersons alike, the book quickly became an international bestseller. Translated into seven languages, it propelled the author to become a worldwide celebrity as well as an inspiration to a generation of scientists. The book's title itself has entered popular usage as a metaphor for the layers that can be…    
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Book details

List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The nature of the universe
Atoms
The nucleus
The forces of nature
Nuclear particles and the eightfold way
Quarks
Quantum chromodynamics : a theory for quarks
The electroweak force
From charm to top
The LEP era
CP violation and B-factories
Neutrinos
Beyond the standard model : GUTS, SUSY, and Higgs
Cosmology, particle physics, and the big bang