The Quantum Quark
By (author) Andrew Watson
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Quantum Quark by Andrew Watson
Book DescriptionThe world you can feel and touch is built of atoms, the smallest identifiable chunks of matter. Yet the heart of each atom is itself a whole new world, a world populated by quarks: indivisible, vanishingly small, the ultimate building blocks of our universe. This inner world where quarks reign is subject to new and unfamiliar rules, the rules of the quantum world. Colossal particle accelerators enable physicists to bring this inner world into focus, and have helped them shape a theory respectful of quantum rules that explains how quarks feel one another's presence. The Quantum Quark is the story of that theory: quantum chromodynamics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521089838
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Andrew Watson
Andrew Watson is a freelance science journalist and writer. After his PhD in theoretical physics, from the University of Manchester, he went on to do physics research and lecturing. He now combines working part-time as a scientist at the Institute of Food Research with writing. He has written for a range of publications from popular magazines and newspapers to scientific journals, and is a regular contributor to Science magazine.
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