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Particle Physics

A Very Short Introduction

Particle Physics by Frank Close
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Particle Physics provides a compelling introduction to the fundamental constituents of the universe. Beginning with a guide to what matter is made of and how it evolved, the author goes on to describe the techniques used to study it. He discusses quarks, electrons, and the neutrino, exotic matter, and antimatter. He also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators and detectors, and the future of particle physics. - ;In this compelling introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe, Frank Close takes us on a journey into the atom to examine known particles such as quarks, electrons, and the ghostly neutrino. Along the way he provides fascinating insights into how discoveries in particle physics have actually been made, and discusses how our picture of the world has been radically revised in the light of these developments. He concludes by looking ahead to new ideas about the

mystery of antimatter, the number of dimensions that there might be in the universe, and to what the next 50 years of research might reveal. -

Oxford University Press, UK; May 2004
160 pages; ISBN 9780191577901
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Title: Particle Physics
Author: Frank Close
 
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