The Resource The fundamental constants : a mystery of physics, Harald Fritzsch ; translated by Gregory Stodolsky

The fundamental constants : a mystery of physics, Harald Fritzsch ; translated by Gregory Stodolsky

Label
The fundamental constants : a mystery of physics
Title
The fundamental constants
Title remainder
a mystery of physics
Statement of responsibility
Harald Fritzsch ; translated by Gregory Stodolsky
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
The speed of light, the fine structure constant, and Newton's constant of gravity - these are just three among the many physical constants that define our picture of the world. Where do they come from? Are they constant in time and across space? In this book, physicist and author Harald Fritzsch invites the reader to explore the mystery of the fundamental constants of physics in the company of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and a modern-day physicist. The conversation that the three scientists are imagined to have provides an entertaining introduction to the constants and covers topics ranging from atomic, nuclear, and particle physics to astrophysics and cosmology
Member of
Cataloging source
LLB
Dewey number
530.81
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QC39
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The fundamental constants : a mystery of physics, Harald Fritzsch ; translated by Gregory Stodolsky
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
ch. 1. The constants of nature -- ch. 2. Elementary interactions -- ch. 3. Elementary interactions and quantum theory -- ch. 4. Atomic nuclei and particles -- ch. 5. Big accelerators -- ch. 6. Colorful quarks and gluons -- ch. 7. The standard model -- ch. 8. The standard model and the natural constants -- ch. 9. The grand unification -- ch. 10. In the garden of San Marino -- ch. 11. On the road to El Capitan beach -- ch. 12. In Esalen -- ch. 13. At the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center -- ch. 14. A strange Big Bang
Control code
ocn613658581
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 195 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789812818201
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35761131
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613658581
  • pebcs1282441388

Library Locations

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