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The Wizard of Quarks : a Fantasy of Particle Physics

Author: Robert Gilmore
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2001.
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Get ready to take another fantastic journey with physicist and author Robert Gilmore, this time with Dorothy, following the yellow building block road through the land of the Wizard of Quarks. Using characters and situations based on the universally known story, The Wizard of Oz, we learn along the way about the fascinating world of particle physics. Classes of particles, from quarks to leptons are shown in ab  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gilmore
ISBN: 9781461300939 1461300932
OCLC Number: 852791527
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 202 pages)
Contents: The Witch of Mass --
The Observant Scarecrow --
The Tin Geek --
The Confident Lion --
The Atomic Garden --
The Seed at the Heart of the World --
In the Kingdom of CERN --
The Field of the Weave of Light --
The Wizard of Quarks --
The Plaza of the Immortals --
A Weak Old Woman --
The Higgs of Maskervilles.
Responsibility: by Robert Gilmore.

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This time physicist Robert Gilmore takes us on a journey with Dorothy, following the yellow building block road through the land of the Wizard of Quarks. Using characters and situations based on the  Read more...

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