0000-00-00 00:00:00

The Particle Explosion by Michael Marten

The Particle Explosion by Michael Marten

Page Updated:
Book Views: 21

Book review

"Take a deep breath! You have just inhaled oxygen atoms that have already been breathed by every person who ever lived. At some time or another your body has contained atoms that were once part of Moses or Isaac Newton." So begins this spectacular illustrated tour of the subatomic world, the science of particle physics and its attempts to understand the very nature of matter and energy.
The Particle Explosion is the first book to describe to the general reader how the study of basic particles by scientists over the last hundred years has led us closer to an understanding of the origins of the Universe. Particle physicists are attempting to answer such questions as: How did the Universe begin? Why does it have the form it does? Will it continue expanding forever or will it eventually begin to contract?
With over 300 illustrations, the book brings together many fascinating historical pictures of leading scientists in the field and the actual images in which the particles were first identified. There are photographs of the increasingly vast and complex equipment they use (bubble chambers, accelerators and modern electronic detectors) as well as some of the most striking images of particle tracks that they have recorded.
This journey to the heart of matter opens with an introduction to the basic particles (the subatomic "zoo" that includes quarks, electrons, leptons, 'strange' particles and 'charmed' particles) and of the methods used to create and investigate them. The even-numbered chapters tell the story of their discovery, from the first experiments with X-rays and the elucidation of the nature of the atom, to the great machines that today smash particles together at enormous energies and the underground caverns where physicists are seeking confirmation of a Grand Unified Theory. The odd-numbered chapters describe the major particles in more detail. The book ends with an explanation of how some of the particles have been put to work in the service of medicine, industry, and even the detection of art forgeries!

Author
Michael Marten
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Date of release
Pages
240
ISBN
9780198519652
Binding
Hardcover
Illustrations
Format
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC
Rating
3
70

Advertising

Get eBOOK
The Particle Explosion

Find and Download Book

Click one of share button to proceed download:
Choose server for download:
Download
Get It!
File size:14 mb
Estimated time:5 min
If not downloading or you getting an error:
  • Try another server.
  • Try to reload page — press F5 on keyboard.
  • Clear browser cache.
  • Clear browser cookies.
  • Try other browser.
  • If you still getting an error — please contact us and we will fix this error ASAP.
Sorry for inconvenience!
For authors or copyright holders
Amazon Affiliate

Go to Removal form

Leave a comment


Readers reviews