The Resource Understanding the Universe : From Quarks to Cosmos (Revised Edition), (electronic resource)

Understanding the Universe : From Quarks to Cosmos (Revised Edition), (electronic resource)

Label
Understanding the Universe : From Quarks to Cosmos (Revised Edition)
Title
Understanding the Universe
Title remainder
From Quarks to Cosmos (Revised Edition)
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Big Bang, the birth of the universe, was a singular event. All of the matter of the universe was concentrated at a single point, with temperatures so high that even the familiar protons and neutrons of atoms did not yet exist, but rather were replaced by a swirling maelstrom of energy, matter and antimatter. Exotic quarks and leptons flickered briefly into existence, before merging back into the energy sea. This book explains the fascinating world of quarks and leptons and the forces that govern their behavior. Told from an experimental physicist's perspective, it forgoes mathematical comp
Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Lincoln, Don
Dewey number
539.72
Language note
English
LC call number
QC778 .L384 2012
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Particles (Nuclear physics) -- Popular works
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Physics
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Cosmology
Label
Understanding the Universe : From Quarks to Cosmos (Revised Edition), (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Contents; Foreword; Preface to Revised Edition; Preface to First Edition; Acknowledgements; 1. Early History; First Musings; Better Living through Chemistry; May the Force Be with You; 2. The Path to Knowledge (History of Particle Physics); Cathode Rays; X-Rays; Radioactivity; The Discovery of the Electron; The Nature of the Atom; The Nature of the Nucleus; Quantum Mechanics: An Intermission; Beta Radiation and the Neutrino; More Forces; Something to Make Your Head Spin; Cosmic Rays: Particles from the Heavens; The Antimatter Electron; Who Ordered That?; Strange "V" Particles
  • Neutrinos Get Even More Complicated 3. Quarks and Leptons; Quarks and Mesons; Quarks and Baryons; A Colorful World; First Evidence for Quarks; Discovery of More Quarks and Leptons; Discovery of the Top Quark; Return of the Leptons; 4. Forces: What Holds it All Together; Gravity; Electromagnetism; The Strong Force; The Weak Force; Forces and Feynman Diagrams; Feynman Diagrams and the Strong Force; Jets: The Subatomic Shotgun; Proton Structure: The Miniature Lightning Storm; Feynman Diagrams and the Weak Force; Discovery of the Top Quark; 5. Hunting for the Higgs; Mass, Parity and Infinities
  • The Higgs Solution Higgs by Analogy I; Higgs the Way Scientists Think; Higgs by Analogy II; Desperately Seeking Higgs; The Current Search Story; 6. Accelerators and Detectors: Tools of the Trade; A Drive through Fermilab; Not All Accelerators Are in Cars; Not All Rings Are for Engagements; The New Kids on the Block; Targets and Beam Types; Enter Antimatter; Accelerators of the World; Particle Detectors: The World's Biggest Cameras; Ionization and Tracking; Calorimeters: Measuring Energy; One Detector: Many Technologies; Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous; Water Is for More Than Just Drinking
  • 7. Near Term Mysteries Mystery #1: Neutrinos from the Sun; Oh Where, Oh Where, Have My Neutrinos Gone?; Neutrinos from Thin Air; Super-K Finds the Truth; Why Oscillations?; Neutrino Detectors, Current Status; Mystery #2: Where's the Antimatter?; Sakharov's Three Conditions; Charge, Parity and All That; The Death of Weak Parity Conservation; Parity Symmetry Is Dead! Long Live CP!; 8. Exotic Physics (The Next Frontier); Fiddling with the Parameters; If You Knew SUSY; Desperately Seeking SUSY; Large Extra Dimensions: Fact or Fiction?; Does Superman's Cat Play with Superstrings?
  • 9. Recreating the Universe 10,000,000 Times a Second The Shape of the Universe; The Dark Side of the Universe; Where Are the Galaxies?; The Big Whisper; At Three Minutes; Uniformity and Inflation; Back to the Beginning; 10. Epilogue: Why Do We Do It?; Appendix A: Greek Symbols; Appendix B: Scientific Jargon; Appendix C: Particle-Naming Rules; Particle Name; Electric Charge; Form of Matter; Associated Flavor; Fundamental Particles; Non-Fundamental Particles (Baryons and Mesons); Appendix D: Essential Relativity and Quantum Mechanics; Appendix E: Higgs Boson Production
  • Appendix F: Neutrino Oscillations
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource (594 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789814374460
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000101720
  • (EBL)919121
  • (OCoLC)794328413
  • (SSID)ssj0000659302
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11377867
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000659302
  • (PQKBWorkID)10714148
  • (PQKB)10028943
  • (WSP)00002637
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000101720
Label
Understanding the Universe : From Quarks to Cosmos (Revised Edition), (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Contents; Foreword; Preface to Revised Edition; Preface to First Edition; Acknowledgements; 1. Early History; First Musings; Better Living through Chemistry; May the Force Be with You; 2. The Path to Knowledge (History of Particle Physics); Cathode Rays; X-Rays; Radioactivity; The Discovery of the Electron; The Nature of the Atom; The Nature of the Nucleus; Quantum Mechanics: An Intermission; Beta Radiation and the Neutrino; More Forces; Something to Make Your Head Spin; Cosmic Rays: Particles from the Heavens; The Antimatter Electron; Who Ordered That?; Strange "V" Particles
  • Neutrinos Get Even More Complicated 3. Quarks and Leptons; Quarks and Mesons; Quarks and Baryons; A Colorful World; First Evidence for Quarks; Discovery of More Quarks and Leptons; Discovery of the Top Quark; Return of the Leptons; 4. Forces: What Holds it All Together; Gravity; Electromagnetism; The Strong Force; The Weak Force; Forces and Feynman Diagrams; Feynman Diagrams and the Strong Force; Jets: The Subatomic Shotgun; Proton Structure: The Miniature Lightning Storm; Feynman Diagrams and the Weak Force; Discovery of the Top Quark; 5. Hunting for the Higgs; Mass, Parity and Infinities
  • The Higgs Solution Higgs by Analogy I; Higgs the Way Scientists Think; Higgs by Analogy II; Desperately Seeking Higgs; The Current Search Story; 6. Accelerators and Detectors: Tools of the Trade; A Drive through Fermilab; Not All Accelerators Are in Cars; Not All Rings Are for Engagements; The New Kids on the Block; Targets and Beam Types; Enter Antimatter; Accelerators of the World; Particle Detectors: The World's Biggest Cameras; Ionization and Tracking; Calorimeters: Measuring Energy; One Detector: Many Technologies; Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous; Water Is for More Than Just Drinking
  • 7. Near Term Mysteries Mystery #1: Neutrinos from the Sun; Oh Where, Oh Where, Have My Neutrinos Gone?; Neutrinos from Thin Air; Super-K Finds the Truth; Why Oscillations?; Neutrino Detectors, Current Status; Mystery #2: Where's the Antimatter?; Sakharov's Three Conditions; Charge, Parity and All That; The Death of Weak Parity Conservation; Parity Symmetry Is Dead! Long Live CP!; 8. Exotic Physics (The Next Frontier); Fiddling with the Parameters; If You Knew SUSY; Desperately Seeking SUSY; Large Extra Dimensions: Fact or Fiction?; Does Superman's Cat Play with Superstrings?
  • 9. Recreating the Universe 10,000,000 Times a Second The Shape of the Universe; The Dark Side of the Universe; Where Are the Galaxies?; The Big Whisper; At Three Minutes; Uniformity and Inflation; Back to the Beginning; 10. Epilogue: Why Do We Do It?; Appendix A: Greek Symbols; Appendix B: Scientific Jargon; Appendix C: Particle-Naming Rules; Particle Name; Electric Charge; Form of Matter; Associated Flavor; Fundamental Particles; Non-Fundamental Particles (Baryons and Mesons); Appendix D: Essential Relativity and Quantum Mechanics; Appendix E: Higgs Boson Production
  • Appendix F: Neutrino Oscillations
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource (594 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789814374460
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000000101720
  • (EBL)919121
  • (OCoLC)794328413
  • (SSID)ssj0000659302
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11377867
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000659302
  • (PQKBWorkID)10714148
  • (PQKB)10028943
  • (WSP)00002637
  • (EXLCZ)992550000000101720

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