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The Discovery Of Subatomic Particles (Scientific American Library Series)

Weinberg, Steven

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ISBN 10: 0716714884 / ISBN 13: 9780716714880
Published by Scientific American Books - W. H. Freeman & Co., U.S.A., 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Discovery Of Subatomic Particles (...

Publisher: Scientific American Books - W. H. Freeman & Co., U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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).

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An absorbing commentary on the discovery of the atom's constituents, this book provides a fascinating account of a sequence of key events in the physics of the twentieth century, leading to the discoveries of the electron, proton and neutron. It also provides an introduction to those fundamentals of classical physics that played crucial roles in these discoveries. Throughout the book, connections are shown between the historic discoveries of subatomic particles and work today at the frontiers of physics, describing the discoveries of new elementary particles up to the present day.

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