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A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo

A guide to particle physics: 3rd edition
Cindy Schwarz


A Tour of the Subatomic Zoo: A guide to particle physics is a brief and ambitious expedition into the remarkably simple ingredients of all the wonders of nature. With hardly a mathematical formula, Professor Cindy Schwarz clearly explains the language and much of the substance of elementary particle physics for the 99% of students who do not aspire to a career in physics. Views of matter from the atom to the quark are discussed in a form that an interested person with no physics background can easily understand.

About Editors

Cindy Schwarz is a Professor of Physics at Vassar College. She received her PhD in experimental physics from Yale University and remained active in particle physics experiments at Brookhaven through 1992. At that point, she changed her line of scholarship to focus on pedagogy and curriculum design with a focus on students not planning to major in physics (or even science). Her previous work has been reviewed as "A great little book, and if every physics textbook was like this, physics classrooms would be crowded".

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Matter in the early 20th century / Forces and interactions / A glimpse at the particle zoo / More particles and conservation rules / Simplifications of the zoo: quarks / The standard model / Particle accelerators / Particle detectors / Open questions


Paperback ISBN: 9780750328524

Ebook ISBN: 9781681744209

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4421-6

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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