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Quarks, Leptons and The Big Bang

By: J Allday
315 pages, Illus
Quarks, Leptons and The Big Bang
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  • Quarks, Leptons and The Big Bang ISBN: 9780750304610 Hardback Dec 1997 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Introduction to particle physics and related areas of cosmology presenting the subject from the modern perspective of quarks, leptons and the forces between them. This approach enables readers to grasp the essential concepts more easily than the traditional historical approach involving the complex interactions of hadrons.


The standard model; the leptons; antimatter; aspects of the theory of relativity; quantum theory; hadrons; hadron reactions; particle decays; the evidence for quarks; experimental techniques; interlude 1 - CERN; exchange forces; interlude 2 - antihydrogen; the Big Bang; latest ideas in cosmology; postlude - the future of particle physics; appendix 1 - Nobel prizes in physics; appendix 2 - glossary; appendix 3 - particle data table.

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By: J Allday
315 pages, Illus
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