Particle Physics

Particle Physics A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780192804341
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 539.72
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 16787
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 126g
Height: 174mm
Width: 110mm
Spine width: 10mm