Fundamental Forces Of Nature: The Story of Gauge Fields (Google eBook)
"Gauge fields are the messengers carrying signals between elementary particles, enabling them to interact with each other. Originating at the level of quarks, these basic interactions percolate upwards, through nuclear and atomic physics, through chemical and solid state physics, to make our everyday world go round. This book tells the story of gauge fields, from Maxwell's 1860 theory of electromagnetism to the 1954 theory of Yang and Mills that underlies the Standard Model of elementary particle theory. In the course of the narration, the author introduces people and events in experimental and theoretical physics that contribute to ideas that have shaped our conception of the physical world"--Provided by publisher.
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15 The Particle Explosion
17 All Interactions are Local
18 Broken Symmetry
19 Quark Confinement
20 Hanging Threads of Silk
21 The World in a Grain of Sand
22 In the Space of All Possible Theories
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