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Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction | [Frank Close]

Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

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.
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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.

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    "Good Intro to the sub-atomic"

    Not for the faint at heart when it comes to the sciences...and I think I should have read the written verson of this audio book, or maybe I just need to listen to it 4 more times. Some of the equations two thirds of the way through the book are hard to keep in your head while the author is discussing them...and you are driving.

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