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Q is for quantum : an encyclopedia of particle physics

Author: John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin; Jonathan Gribbin
Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, ©1998.
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"John Gribbin has collected the answer to everything you need to know about the quantum world - the place where most of the greatest scientific advances of the twentieth century have been made. This reference begins with a thorough introduction setting out the current state of knowledge in particle physics. Gribbin blends articles on the structure of particles and their interactions, accounts of the theoretical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gribbin, John R.
Q is for quantum.
New York, NY : Free Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)651831082
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin; Jonathan Gribbin
ISBN: 068485578X 9780684855783
OCLC Number: 39180851
Description: 545 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Contents --
Introduction: The quest for the quantum --
A-Z Dictionary --
Bibliography --
Timelines.
Responsibility: John Gribbin ; edited by Mary Gribbin ; illustrations by Jonathan Gribbin ; timelines by Benjamin Gribbin.
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An accessible and fascinating tour of the realm of particle physics--the most revolutionary and fundamental science of the 20th century--by an internationally celebrated writer of popular science.  Read more...

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