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Understanding the Universe

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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 behaviour. Told from an experimental physicists perspective, it forgoes mathematical complexity, using instead particularly accessible figures and apt analogies. In addition to the story of quarks and leptons, which are regarded as well-accepted fact, the author (who is a leading researcher at one of the world's highest particle physics laboratories) also discusses mysteries at both the experimental and theoretical frontiers, before tying it all together with the exiting field of cosmology and indeed the birth of the universe itself.

Item details

Author(s):
Don Lincoln
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9814374458
ISBN-13:
9789814374453
Number of pages:
567
Publisher:
World Scientific
Title:
Understanding the Universe

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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 behaviour. Told from an experimental physicists perspective, it forgoes mathematical complexity, using instead particularly accessible figures and apt analogies. In addition to the story of quarks and leptons, which are regarded as well-accepted fact, the author (who is a leading researcher at one of the world's highest particle physics laboratories) also discusses mysteries at both the experimental and theoretical frontiers, before tying it all together with the exiting field of cosmology and indeed the birth of the universe itself.

Author(s):
Don Lincoln
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9814374458
ISBN-13:
9789814374453
Number of pages:
567
Publisher:
World Scientific
Title:
Understanding the Universe

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