The Discovery of Subatomic Particles

The Discovery of Subatomic Particles

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
An account of twentieth century advances in physics introduces the fundamentals of classic physics that played crucial roles in key discoveries including those of the electron, proton, and neutron, in a volume that covers the link between subatomic particle discoveries and contemporary research. (Science & Mathematics)

Cambridge Univ Pr
Fascinating story of the discovery of the atom's constituents, told by Nobel prize-winning physicist.
This commentary on the discovery of the atom's constituents provides an historical account of key events in the physics of the twentieth century that led to the discoveries of the electron, proton and neutron. Steven Weinberg introduces the fundamentals of classical physics that played crucial roles in these discoveries. Connections are shown throughout the book between the historic discoveries of subatomic particles and contemporary research at the frontiers of physics, including the most current discoveries of new elementary particles. Steven Weinberg was Higgins Professor of Physics at Harvard before moving to The University of Texas at Austin, where he founded its Theory Group. At Texas he holds the Josey Regental Chair of Science and is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments. His research has spanned a broad range of topics in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics, and cosmology, and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science, the Heinemann Prize in Mathematical Physics, the Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Madison Medal of Princeton University, and the Oppenheimer Prize. In addition to the well-known treatise, Gravitation and Cosmololgy, he has written several books for general readers, including the prize-winning The First Three Minutes (now translated into 22 foreign languages), and most recently Dreams of a Final Theory (Pantheon Books, 1993). He has also written a textbook The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol.I, Vol. II, and Vol. III (Cambridge).

Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780521823517
052182351X
Characteristics: xvi, 206 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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