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Story of the W and Z

Author: Peter Watkins
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a first-hand account of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. In 1983, two groups of scientists working at CERN near Geneva collected data, which were  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Watkins
ISBN: 052126801X 9780521268011 0521318750 9780521318754
OCLC Number: 12371317
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. The background: 1. Introduction --
2. Inside the atom --
3. Quarks and leptons --
4. Unification of forces --
Part II. The Objective: 5. The experimental test --
6. How do we recognise a W or Z boson? --
Part III. The Tools for the Search: 7. Accelerators and CERN --
8. Detectors --
9. The UA1 experiment --
Part IV. The Search: 10. Installation and the early runs --
11. The search for the W boson --
12. The search for the Z boson --
13. The search continues --
Part V. The Future: 14. What next.
Other Titles: W and Z.
Responsibility: Peter Watkins.
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