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Quarks, Leptons and the Big Bang

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Quarks, Leptons and the Big Bang, Second Edition is a clear, readable, and self-contained introduction to particle physics and related areas of cosmology. It bridges the gap between non-technical popular accounts and textbooks for advanced students. The author concentrates on presenting the subject from the modern perspective of quarks, leptons, and the forces between them

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Hardcover, Second Edition, 426 pages
Published January 1st 2001 by CRC Press (first published December 1st 1997)
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Rachael
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a nice exploration of particle physics and cosmology. Allday has accessible but somewhat mathematical (algebra level) introductions to the concepts of relativity and quantum mechanics. By the end the reader will know what the standard model is, what feynman diagrams are, and have experience knowing how quantum mechanics is used to determine probabilities. They will also know something about big bang cosmology and the inflationary epoch. The only downside is, some of the stuff is obviousl ...more
Kevin Wong
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gives a good overview about particle physics and peers into quantum physics for head stuff.
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