Elementary Particles:Building Blocks of Matter by Harald Fritzsch

By Harald Fritzsch

This hugely readable e-book uncovers the mysteries of the physics of hassle-free debris for a wide viewers. From the accepted notions of atoms and molecules to the complicated principles of the grand unification of all of the simple forces, this ebook permits the lay public to understand the interesting construction blocks of topic that make up our universe.

Beginning with an outline of the quantum nature of atoms and debris, readers are brought to the hassle-free components of atomic nuclei: quarks. The e-book is going directly to think of all the vital rules in particle physics: quantum electrodynamics and quantum chromodynamics, the idea of sturdy interactions, the gauge theories of the susceptible and electromagnetic interactions, in addition to the matter of mass new release. To finish the booklet, the information of grand unification are defined, and eventually, a few functions to astrophysics are discussed.

Your advisor to this intriguing global is an writer who, including the originator of the assumption of quarks, Murray Gell-Mann, has performed an enormous function within the improvement of the idea of quantum chromodynamics and the concept that of grand unification.

Contents:

  • Electrons and Atomic Nuclei
  • Quantum homes of Atoms and Particles
  • The Knives of Democritus
  • Quarks within Atomic Nuclei
  • Quantum Electrodynamics
  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Mesons, Baryons and Quarks
  • Electroweak Interactions
  • Grand Unification

Readership: General readers with an curiosity in physics.

Show description

Read or Download Elementary Particles:Building Blocks of Matter PDF

Best nuclear physics books

Constructing Reality

Questions of the elemental nature of subject proceed to encourage and interact our mind's eye. although, the interesting new options of strings, supersymmetry and unique subject construct on principles which are renowned to physicists yet mysterious and complicated to humans open air of those examine fields. protecting key conceptual advancements from the final century, this booklet presents a heritage to the daring rules and demanding situations confronted by way of physicists this present day.

Modern Plasma Physics: Volume 1, Physical Kinetics of Turbulent Plasmas

This three-volume sequence provides the guidelines, versions and techniques necessary to knowing plasma dynamics and self-organization for researchers and graduate scholars in plasma physics, managed fusion and similar fields resembling plasma astrophysics. quantity I develops the actual kinetics of plasma turbulence via a spotlight on quasi-particle types and dynamics.

Physics and Engineering of Radiation Detection

Physics and Engineering of Radiation Detection offers an outline of the physics of radiation detection and its purposes. It covers the origins and homes of alternative types of ionizing radiation, their detection and size, and the strategies used to guard humans and the surroundings from their in all probability damaging results.

Atomic Adventures: Secret Islands, Forgotten N-Rays, and Isotopic Murder: A Journey into the Wild World of Nuclear Science

The most recent investigation from acclaimed nuclear engineer and writer James Mahaffey finds forgotten nuclear endeavors all through heritage that have been occasionally hair-brained, usually dicy, and continuously attention-grabbing. no matter if you're a scientist or a poet, pro-nuclear power or staunch opponent, conspiracy theorist or pragmatist, James Mahaffey's books have served to open up the area of nuclear technological know-how like by no means sooner than.

Extra info for Elementary Particles:Building Blocks of Matter

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.10 of 5 – based on 36 votes