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Quarks, Leptons and The Big Bang

By: J Allday

315 pages, Illus

Institute of Physics Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #97082 | ISBN: 0750304618
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Paperback | Dec 1997 | #97083 | ISBN: 0750304626
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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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