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Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction By Frank Close (Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College)

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction
by Frank Close (Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College)

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An introduction to the fundamental constituents of the universe. Beginning with a guide to what matter is made of and how it evolved, the author goes on to describe the techniques used to study it. He discusses quarks, electrons, and the neutrino, exotic matter, and antimatter. He also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators, and more.
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Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close (Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College)

In this compelling introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe, Frank Close takes us on a journey into the atom to examine known particles such as quarks, electrons, and the ghostly neutrino. Along the way he provides fascinating insights into how discoveries in particle physics have actually been made, and discusses how our picture of the world has been radically revised in the light of these developments. He concludes by looking ahead to new ideas about the mystery of antimatter, the number of dimensions that there might be in the universe, and to what the next 50 years of research might reveal. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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About Frank Close (Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College)


Frank Close is Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College. He was formerly the Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and Head of Communications and Public Education at CERN. He is the author of several books, including the best-selling Lucifer's Legacy (OUP, 2000), and was the winner of the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics for his 'outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics'. His other books include The Cosmic Onion (1983), The Particle Explosion (1987), End (1988), Too Hot to Handle (1991), and The Particle Odyssey (OUP, 2002). In 2013 Professor Close was awarded the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for communicating science.

Table of Contents


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

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Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close (Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College)
Frank Close (Professor of Physics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Exeter College)
Very Short Introductions
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2004-05-13
160
0192804340
9780192804341
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