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The Resource A tour of the subatomic zoo : a guide to particle physics, Cindy Schwarz ; introduction by Sheldon Glashow

A tour of the subatomic zoo : a guide to particle physics, Cindy Schwarz ; introduction by Sheldon Glashow

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A tour of the subatomic zoo : a guide to particle physics
Title
A tour of the subatomic zoo
Title remainder
a guide to particle physics
Statement of responsibility
Cindy Schwarz ; introduction by Sheldon Glashow
Title variation
Guide to particle physics
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Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo is a brief and ambitious expedition into the remarkably simple ingredients of all the wonders of nature. With hardly a mathematical formula, Professor Cindy Schwarz clearly explains the language and much of the substance of elementary particle physics for the 99% of students who do not aspire to a career in physics. Views of matter from the atom to the quark are discussed in a form that an interested person with no physics background can easily understand. College and university courses can be developed around this book and it can be used alone or in conjunction with other material. Even college physics majors would enjoy reading this book as an introduction to particle physics. High-school (and even middle-school) teachers could also A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo to introduce this material to their students. It will also be beneficial for high-school teachers who have not been formally exposed to high-energy physics, have forgotten what they once knew, or are no longer up to date with recent developments--Book cover
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PU
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Schwarz, Cindy
Dewey number
539.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Glashow, Sheldon L
Series statement
IOP concise physics,
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Particles (Nuclear physics)
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A tour of the subatomic zoo : a guide to particle physics, Cindy Schwarz ; introduction by Sheldon Glashow
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Copyright
Note
  • "Version: 20161201"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Addendum for the third edition -- Introduction -- Preface -- 1. Matter in the early 20th century. 1.1. Parts of the atom ; 1.2. Radiation ; 1.3. Some conservation laws ; 1.4. Neutrinos -- 2. Forces and interactions. 2.1. Fundamental forces ; 2.2. Interactions and Feynman diagrams -- 3. A glimpse at the particle zoo. 3.1. Antimatter ; 3.2. New particles ; 3.3. Particle classifications -- 4. More particles and conservation rules. 4.1. Strange particles ; 4.2. Reaction rules -- 5. Simplification of the zoo: quarks. 5.1. The quark model ; 5.2. Antiparticles and spin considerations ; 5.3. Experimental evidence for quarks -- 6. The standard model. 6.1. The strong and weak forces revisited ; 6.2. The standard model -- 7. Particle accelerators. 7.1. Acceleration of charged particles ; 7.2. Linear accelerators ; 7.3. Linear colliders ; 7.4. Synchrotrons ; 7.5. Colliders -- 8. Particle detectors. 8.1. Scintillation counters ; 8.2. Wire, drift, and bubble chambers ; 8.3. Lead-glass detector ; 8.4. Cerenkov counters and particle identity -- 9. Open questions. What is the origin of mass? ; How many generations of quarks and leptons are there? ; And what about observing free quarks? ; Are quarks and leptons composed of parts? ; Where is all the antimatter? ; Are the four fundamental forces really one force?
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 volume (various pagings)
Isbn
9781681744223
Isbn Type
(print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6817-4421-6
Other physical details
illustrations (some color) ;c26 cm
Label
A tour of the subatomic zoo : a guide to particle physics, Cindy Schwarz ; introduction by Sheldon Glashow
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Version: 20161201"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Addendum for the third edition -- Introduction -- Preface -- 1. Matter in the early 20th century. 1.1. Parts of the atom ; 1.2. Radiation ; 1.3. Some conservation laws ; 1.4. Neutrinos -- 2. Forces and interactions. 2.1. Fundamental forces ; 2.2. Interactions and Feynman diagrams -- 3. A glimpse at the particle zoo. 3.1. Antimatter ; 3.2. New particles ; 3.3. Particle classifications -- 4. More particles and conservation rules. 4.1. Strange particles ; 4.2. Reaction rules -- 5. Simplification of the zoo: quarks. 5.1. The quark model ; 5.2. Antiparticles and spin considerations ; 5.3. Experimental evidence for quarks -- 6. The standard model. 6.1. The strong and weak forces revisited ; 6.2. The standard model -- 7. Particle accelerators. 7.1. Acceleration of charged particles ; 7.2. Linear accelerators ; 7.3. Linear colliders ; 7.4. Synchrotrons ; 7.5. Colliders -- 8. Particle detectors. 8.1. Scintillation counters ; 8.2. Wire, drift, and bubble chambers ; 8.3. Lead-glass detector ; 8.4. Cerenkov counters and particle identity -- 9. Open questions. What is the origin of mass? ; How many generations of quarks and leptons are there? ; And what about observing free quarks? ; Are quarks and leptons composed of parts? ; Where is all the antimatter? ; Are the four fundamental forces really one force?
Edition
Third edition
Extent
1 volume (various pagings)
Isbn
9781681744223
Isbn Type
(print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6817-4421-6
Other physical details
illustrations (some color) ;c26 cm

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