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Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction
Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction
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About the Book

In Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction, best-selling author Frank Close provides a compelling and lively introduction to the fundamental particles that make up the universe. The book begins with a guide to what matter is made up of and how it evolved, and goes on to describe the fascinating and cutting-edge techniques used to study it. The author discusses particles such as quarks, electrons, and the neutrino, and exotic matter and antimatter. He also investigates the forces of nature, accelerators and detectors, and the intriguing future of particle physics. This book is essential reading for general readers interested in popular science, students of physics, and scientists at all levels.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

About the Author:
Frank Close is a fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, and Professor of Astronomy at Gresham College, London. He has published several books, including the bestselling Lucifer's Legacy, and was the winner of the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780192804341
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 13
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 10 mm
  • Weight: 126 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0192804340
  • Publisher Date: 29 Jul 2004
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 112 mm
  • No of Pages: 160
  • Series Title: Very Short Introductions
  • Sub Title: A Very Short Introduction
  • Width: 173 mm


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  • (Concise but subtle)

    Chirag Sharma
    755 Days Ago

    A good read for a physics geek.


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