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Mass : the quest to understand matter from Greek atoms to quantum fields

Author: Jim Baggott
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. editionView all editions and formats
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Indhold: Atom and void (The quiet citadel ; Things-in-themselves ; An impression of force ; The sceptical chymists) ; Mass and energy (A very interesting conclusion ; Incommensurable ; the fabric ; In the heart of darkness) ; Wave and particle (An act of desperation ; The wave equation ; The only mystery ; Mass bare and dressed) ; Field and force (The symmetries of nature ; The Goddamn particle ; The standard model  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Baggott
ISBN: 9780198759713 0198759711
OCLC Number: 1031467298
Description: xvi, 346 sider : illustrations
Contents: PREFACE; PART I: ATOM AND VOID; PART II: MASS AND ENERGY; PART III: WAVE AND PARTICLE; PART IV: FIELD AND FORCE; EPILOGUE; ENDNOTES; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

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Jim Baggott explores how our understanding of the nature of matter, and its fundamental property of mass, has developed, from the ancient Greek view of indivisible atoms to quantum mechanics, dark  Read more...

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An imaginative book that seeks the answer to the question, what is matter? ... Baggott provides a wild but expert and comprehensive ride. * Kirkus Review * Baggott smartly renders particle physics, Read more...

 
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