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Particle Physics for the Curious : a Guided Tour of the Standard Model and Beyond.

Author: Jon Butterworth
Publisher: New York : Experiment LLC, The, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a top physicist at CERN, the first guide to the fundamental units of matter and the forces that act on them--particle physics--since the discovery of the Higgs boson, the missing piece of the Standard Model, leading the reader from basic concepts to the cutting edge.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Butterworth, Jon.
Particle Physics for the Curious : A Guided Tour of the Standard Model and Beyond.
New York : Experiment LLC, The, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Butterworth
ISBN: 9781615193745 161519374X
OCLC Number: 1028171686
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages)
Contents: Intro; A Note on the Maps; Prologue: The Journey Begins; Expedition I: Sea Legs; 1. Setting Sail; 2. The Ocean Wave . . .; 3. ... Or Particle?; 4. Travelling in the Quantum Field; Expedition II: Atom Land; 5. Atoms; 6. Going Subatomic: The Electron; 7. Nuclear Options; 8. The Source of Chemistry; Expedition III: The Isle of Leptons, and Roads Onwards; 9. Electromagnetism; 10. Invariance and Relativity; 11. The Good Ship Dirac; 12. Spin and Antimatter; 13. The Electronâ#x80;#x99;s Overweight Siblings; Gravity: A Distant Diversion; The Weakest Force; Planes and Roundabouts. Different, Yet Somehow the SameRipples in the Spaceâ#x80;#x93;Time Continuum; Expedition IV: Great Train Journeys; 14. Protons, Neutrons and the Nucleus; 15. Hadrons; 16. Quarks and the Strong Force; 17. Life Beyond the Bridge; 18. Flavours and Generations; Expedition V: The Isles by Air; 19. The Weak Force; 20. Parity, Helicity and Chirality; 21. Mixed Messages; 22. North from South; Expedition VI: The Remote Neutrino Sector; 23. Massless Matter?; 24. The Standard Model is Dead â#x80;#x93; Long Live the Standard Model!; 25. Neutrino Badlands; Expedition VII: Into Bosonia; 26. Symmetry and Conservation. 27. Symmetry and Bosons28. Virtual Particles and the Defence Against Infinity; 29. Mass and Hidden Symmetry; 30. Electroweak Symmetry Breaking; 31. Hunting the Higgs; Expedition VIII: Far East; 32. Why Go?; 33. Clues and Constraints; 34. Sea Monsters and Dark Matters; 35. Supersymmetry; 36. Into Another Dimension?; 37. Over the Edge; 38. A Fifth Force; 39. Into the Cosmos; Further Reading; Acknowledgments; About the Author.

Abstract:

From a top physicist at CERN, the first guide to the fundamental units of matter and the forces that act on them--particle physics--since the discovery of the Higgs boson, the missing piece of the Standard Model, leading the reader from basic concepts to the cutting edge.

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