The Resource Fundamental forces of nature : the story of gauge fields, Kerson Huang

Fundamental forces of nature : the story of gauge fields, Kerson Huang

Label
Fundamental forces of nature : the story of gauge fields
Title
Fundamental forces of nature
Title remainder
the story of gauge fields
Statement of responsibility
Kerson Huang
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gauge fields are the messengers carrying signals between elementary particles, enabling them to interact with each other. Originating at the level of quarks, these basic interactions percolate upwards, through nuclear and atomic physics, through chemical and solid state physics, to make our everyday world go round. This book tells the story of gauge fields, from Maxwell's 1860 theory of electromagnetism to the 1954 theory of Yang and Mills that underlies the Standard Model of elementary particle theory. In the course of the narration, the author introduces people and events in experimental and theoretical physics that contribute to ideas that have shaped our conception of the physical world"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
530.14/35
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QC793.3.G38
LC item number
H835 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Fundamental forces of nature : the story of gauge fields, Kerson Huang
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What makes the world tick? -- Electromagnetism -- The vacuum is the medium -- Let there be light -- Heroic age: the struggle for quantum theory -- Quantum reality -- What is charge? -- The zen of rotation -- Yang-Mills field: non-commuting charges -- Photons real and virtual -- Creation and annihilation -- The dynamical vacuum -- Elementary particles -- The fall of parity -- The particle explosion -- Quarks -- All interactions are local -- Broken symmetry -- Quark confinement -- Hanging threads of silk -- The world in a grain of sand -- In the space of all possible theories -- Epilogue: beauty is truth
Control code
ocn173511486
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281121776
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35761143
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)173511486
  • pebcs1281121770

Library Locations

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