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Understanding the universe : from quarks to the cosmos

Author: Don Lincoln
Publisher: Singapore ; London : World Scientific, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The Big Bang, the birth of the universe, was a singular event. All of the matter of the universe was concentrated at a single point, with temperatures so high that even the familiar protons and neutrons of atoms did not yet exist, but rather were replaced by a swirling maelstrom of energy, matter and antimatter. Exotic quarks and leptons flickered briefly into existence, before merging back into the energy sea. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Lincoln
ISBN: 9789814374446 981437444X 9789814374453 9814374458
OCLC Number: 768072916
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: xxvi, 567 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Early history --
The path to knowledge (history of particle physics) --
Quarks and leptons --
Forces: what holds it all together --
Hunting for the Higgs --
Accelerators and detectors: tools of the trade --
Near term mysteries --
Exotic physics (the next frontier) --
Recreating the universe 10,000,000 times a second --
Epilogue: Why do we do it? --
Appendix A: Greek symbols --
Appendix B: Scientific jargon --
Appendix C: Particle-naming rules --
Appendix D: Essential relativity and quantum mechanics --
Appendix E: Higgs Boson production --
Appendix F: Neutrino oscillations.
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