A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo: A Guide to Particle Physics

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Taylor & Francis, 1997 - Medical - 118 pages
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"This popular book introduces the ideas, terminology, and techniques of high-energy physics. Views of matter from the atom down to the quark are discussed historically, in language that is accessible to readers who have no physics background. The author has also added a list of Web sites where the reader can find more information on particle physics. Introduction by Sheldon Glashow" "Contents" This popular book introduces the ideas, terminology, and techniques of high-energy physics. Views of matter from the atom down to the quark are discussed historically, in language that is accessible to readers who have no physics background. The author has also added a list of Web sites where the reader can find more information on particle physics. Introduction by Sheldon Glashow
 

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Contents

Matter in the Early 20th Century
1
Radiation
7
Forces and Interactions
19
A Glimpse at the Particle Zoo
29
Summary
35
Summary
51
Answers to SelfTest 3 40
52
Antiparticles and Spin Considerations
62
The Standard Model
71
Particle Accelerators
81
Summary
89
LeadGlass Detector
97
Summary
101
Index
117
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Cindy Schwarz is Associate Professor of Physics at Vassar College.

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