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In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks

  • Fester Einband
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First-hand ???popular physics??? book by very famous theoretical physicist.This is a first-hand account of one of the most exciti... Weiterlesen
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Klappentext

First-hand ???popular physics??? book by very famous theoretical physicist.

Zusammenfassung
This is a first-hand account of one of the most exciting and creative periods of discovery in twentieth century physics. The author gives a personal account of the development and evolution over thirty years of what is now known as the Standard Theory, the theory that describes and explains the basic building blocks from which everything in the Universe is constructed.

Inhalt

An apology; 1. The beginning of the journey to the small: cutting paper; 2. To molecules and atoms; 3. The magic mystery of the quanta; 4. Dazzling velocities; 5. The elementary particle zoo before 1970; 6. Life and death; 7. The crazy kaons; 8. The invisible quarks; 9. Fields or bootstraps?; 10. The Yang-Mills bonanza; 11. Superconducting empty space: the Higgs-Kibble machine; 12. Models; 13. Colouring in the strong forces; 14. The magnetic monopole; 15. Gypsy; 16. The brilliance of the standard model; 17. Anomalies; 18. Deceptive perfection; 19. Weighing neutrinos; 20. The great desert; 21. Technicolor; 22. Grand unification; 23. Supergravity; 24. Eleven dimensional space-time; 25. Attaching the super string; 26. Into the black hole; 27. Theories that do not yet exist ...; 28. Dominance of the rule of the smallest.

Produktinformationen

Titel: In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks
Autor:
EAN: 9780521550833
ISBN: 978-0-521-55083-3
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Physik & Astronomie
Anzahl Seiten: 206
Gewicht: 477g
Größe: H235mm x B157mm x T16mm
Jahr: 2010