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Atom land : a guided tour through the strange (and impossibly small) world of particle physics / Jon Butterworth
Book | The Experiment, LLC | 2018
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xvi, 284 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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Note
"Originally published in the UK as A Map of the Invisible by Jon Butterworth in 2017; First published in North America by The Experiment, LLC, in 2018"--Title page verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
"This book brings the impossibly small world of particle physics to life, taking readers on a guided journey through the subatomic world. With maps to help "guide" the reader through "Atom Land" along the way, as they learn about "electron ports," "boson continents," "hadron islands," and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Prologue: The journey begins -- Expedition I: Sea legs. Setting sail ; The ocean wave ... ; ... Or particle? ; Traveling in the quantum field -- Expedition II: Atom land. Atoms ; Going subatomic: the electron ; Nuclear options ; The source of chemistry -- Expedition III: The Isle of Leptons, and roads onward. Electromagnetism ; Invariance and relativity ; The good ship Dirac ; Spin and antimatter ; The electron's overweight siblings ; Rest stop -- Gravity: a distant diversion. The weakest force ; Planes and merry-go-rounds ; Different, yet somehow, the same ; Ripples in the space-time continuum -- Expedition IV: Great train journeys. Protons, neutrons, and the nucleus ; Hadrons ; Quarks and the strong force ; Life beyond the bridge ; Flavors and generations -- Expedition V: The Isles by air. The weak force ; Parity, helicity, and chirality ; Mixed messages ; North from South -- Expedition VI: The remote neutrino sector. Massless matter? ; The standard model is dead ; long live the standard model! ; Neutrino badlands -- Expedition VII: Into Bosonia. Symmetry and conservation ; Symmetry and bosons ; Virtual particles and the defense against infinity ; Mass and hidden symmetry ; Electroweak symmetry breaking ; Hunting the Higgs -- Expedition VIII: Far East. Why go? ; Clues and constraints ; Sea monsters and dark matters ; Supersymmetry ; Into another dimension? ; Over the edge ; A fifth force ; Into the cosmos.
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Map of the invisible
Guided tour through the strange (and impossibly small) world of particle physics
Other Editions:
Reproduction of (manifestation): Butterworth, Jon. Map of the invisible. London : William Heinemann, ©2017 (DLC) 2017392390
ISBN
9781615193738 (hardcover)
1615193731 (hardcover)
9781615195756 (paperback)
1615195750 (paperback)
9781615193745 (electronic book)
161519374X (electronic book)
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