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Unravelling the mystery of the atomic nucleus : a sixty year journey 1896-1956

Author: B Fernandez; Georges Ripka
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2013.
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Unravelling the Mystery of the Atomic Nucleus tells the story of how, in the span of barely sixty years, we made a transition from the belief that matter was composed of indivisible atoms, to the discovery that in the heart of each atom lies a nucleus which is ten thousand times smaller than the atom, which nonetheless carries almost all its mass, and the transformations of which involve energies that could never be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: B Fernandez; Georges Ripka
ISBN: 9781461441816 1461441811 1461441803 9781461441809
OCLC Number: 812016927
Language Note: English translation of French original.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Radioactivity: The First Puzzles --
A Nucleus at the Heart of the Atom --
Quantum Mechanics: The Unavoidable Path --
A Timid Infancy --
1930-1940: A Dazzling Development --
The Upheavals of the Second World War --
The Time of Maturity --
Where the Narrative Ends.
Other Titles: Atome au noyau.
Responsibility: Bernard Fernandez ; English version by Georges Ripka.

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