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Antimatter

Author: F E Close
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Frank Close explores the strange mirror world of antimatter, revealing that the reality is even more fascinating than the sci-fi stories suggest. Explaining the science behind one of physics' most extraordinary discoveries, he shows how, through understanding antimatter, we can shed light on some of the deepest mysteries of the universe. - ;Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Close, F.E.
Antimatter.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008045743
(OCoLC)260204790
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F E Close
ISBN: 9780191563966 019156396X
OCLC Number: 311297603
Description: 1 online resource (x, 166 pages) : illustrations, plans
Contents: Antimatter: fact or fiction? --
The material world --
Tablets of stone --
A cosmic discovery --
Annihilation --
Storing antimatter --
The mirror universe --
Why is there anything at all? --
Revelations.
Responsibility: Frank Close.

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Frank Close explores the strange mirror world of antimatter, revealing that the reality is even more fascinating than the sci-fi stories suggest. Explaining the science behind one of physics' most extraordinary discoveries, he shows how, through understanding antimatter, we can shed light on some of the deepest mysteries of the universe. - ;Antimatter explores a strange mirror world, where particles have identical yet opposite properties to those that make up the familiar matter we encounter everyday; where left becomes right, positive becomes negative; and where, should matter and antimatter.

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