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Title ABC of physics : a very brief guide / Lev Okun.
Author Okunʹ, L. B. (Lev Borisovich)
Publication Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, [2012]
Copyright date ©2012
Description xxii, 146 pages ; 19 cm
Call # 530 O
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-135) and index.
Contents The fundamentals -- Units -- A minimum of mathematics -- Translational motion -- Rotation and quantization --Particles as corpuscles and waves -- More about units -- The hydrogen atom -- Periodic table of chemical elements -- Substance -- Quantum electrodynamics, QED -- Transition to classical theory -- Gravitation -- Other galaxies -- Big bang -- Quantum gravidynamics, QGD -- Intranuclear forces -- Particles in cosmic rays -- Particles in accelerators -- Three discrete symmetries -- Half a century later -- On quantum chromodynamics -- On the electroweak theory -- Supersymmetry -- Grand unification -- In the vicinity of the Planck mass -- Concluding remarks.
Summary This book concentrates on the foundations of modern physics (its "ABC's") and its most fundamental constants: c - the velocity of light, and h - the quantum of action. The book is addressed to professional physicists, but in order to achieve maximal concentration and clarity it uses the simplest (high school) mathematics. .
Subject Physics.
Physics. (OCoLC)fst01063025
ISBN 9789814397278 (hardcover) :
981439727X (hardcover)

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