From Atoms to Quarks: An Introduction to the Strange World of Particle Physics

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Anchor Books, 1980 - Science - 255 pages
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From atoms to quarks: an introduction to the strange world of particle physics

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"This is a good popularization of a very esoteric field," said LJ's reviewer of this volume (LJ 7/80). Physics professor Trefil here traces the discovery of ever smaller particles of matter, relating ... Read full review


U The Nucleus
HI A New Physics for a New World
Energy Matter and Antimatter

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James Trefil was born in Chicago and educated at the University of Illinois, Oxford University, and Stanford University, where he earned a Ph.D. in physics. Currently Clarence H. Robinson Professor of physics at George Mason University, he is among the well-respected scientists who have the skill to translate physics for the general reader into prose worthy of an English major. For example, his "meditation trilogy," described below, recounts interesting examples, clear explanations, and the wonder of science in Trefil's beautiful and lively language.

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