Quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory explaining the strong nuclear force that binds together the components of the atomic nucleus, is one of the four fundamental forces of nature that control the universe in which we live. This absorbing book covers the ideas and stories behind QCD, the successes and the puzzles, the unsolved mysteries and the characters involved. The subject is discussed in an accessible and entertaining way, assuming only the minimum physics and mathematics background knowledge. It is a fascinating read for anyone interested in science and a solid introduction for students embarking on particle physics courses.
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A fascinating, inspiring and equation-free book, covering the history and science behind the current knowledge of one of the four forces controlling our universe. We are introduced to ideas and stories behind quantum chromodynamics, the theory explaining the strong nuclear force that binds together the components of the atomic nucleus. This absorbing book covers the successes and the puzzles, the unsolved mysteries and the characters involved. The subject is discussed in an accessible and entertaining way, assuming of the reader only the minimum physics and mathematics background knowledge.About the Author:
Andrew Watson is a freelance science journalist and writer. After his PhD in theoretical physics, from the University of Manchester, he went on to do physics research and lecturing. He now combines working part-time as a scientist at the Institute of Food Research with writing. He has written for a range of publications from popular magazines and newspapers to scientific journals, and is a regular contributor to Science magazine.
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Buchbeschreibung Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. First Edition. VG+/Good+ 1st ed 2004 Cambridge hardback, unclipped DJ, illustrated. 3cm closed tear to lower rear corner of DJ and top edge crease to DJ else VG+ tight and unmarked. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Mathematics; ISBN: 0521829070. ISBN/EAN: 9780521829076. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 060786. Artikel-Nr. 060786