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Author Close, F. E.

Title The particle odyssey : a journey to the heart of the matter / Frank Close, Michael Marten, Christine Sutton.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  539.72 C624p 2002    ---  Available
Edition New ed.
Description 240 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Note Rev. ed. of: The particle explosion. c1987.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 234) and index.
Summary With more than three hundred illustrations, The particle odyssey takes us on a tour of the subatomic world. There are illustrations of spiraling electrons, the tell-tale 'vees' of strange particles, matter and antimatter born from raw energy, energetic jets of particles spraying out from the decay points of quarks and gluons. Complementing the illustrations is an account of the key experiments and fundamental discoveries that have led to our current understanding of the nature of the universe. There are individual portraits of all the major subatomic particles, from the electron to the newly discovered top quark. The authors describe the history of experimental particle physics: its origins in the discovery of X-rays in 1895; the dissection of the atom by Rutherford and others; the unexpected revelations of the cosmic rays; the discovery of quarks and the rise of the 'standard model' in the last part of the 20th century.
Subject Particles (Nuclear physics)
Added Author Marten, Michael, 1947-
Sutton, Christine.
Added Title Particle explosion
ISBN 0198504861 (acid-free paper)
Standard No. UKM bA2Y5605

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