The hunting of the quark: a true story of modern physics

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Simon & Schuster, 1987 - Science - 399 pages
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One of this century's most revolutionary discoveries, this is the story of the 20-year search for the quark--the particle inside the proton and neutron components of the atom's nucleus which constitutes the fundamental basis for all life and matter.

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During the 1960s and 70s the "Standard Model'' theory of elementary particles was developed and was supported by experimental findings; the theory involves quarks, entities at the sub-nuclear level ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
9
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
15
THE PARTICLE KINGDOM
42
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About the author (1987)

Riordan holds two degrees in physics from MIT. He holds a joint appointment in physics at Stanford University and the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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