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Beyond the nanoworld; quarks, leptons, and gauge bosons.


Beyond the nanoworld; quarks, leptons, and gauge bosons.

Dosch, Hans Gunter.

AK Peters Ltd.


282 pages




Writing for readers with a general interest in science, Dosch (emeritus, physics, U. of Heidelberg, Germany) describes the development of particle physics in its search for particles and forces beyond the world of atoms and molecules (the nanoworld). He chronologically traces the history of the science in order to give readers a basic understanding of lepton, quarks, and gauge bosons, the elementary building blocks underlying atomic structure. He also discusses the ongoing search for the so-called Higgs boson, which must exist if the standard model of particle physics is correct. In addition to providing readers with a basic understanding of these particles, he also aims to show how closely intertwined theoretical and experimental advances have been in the search for them.

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Date:Jun 1, 2008
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