The Quest to Understand Matter From Greek Atoms to Quantum Fields

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Everything around us is made of 'stuff', from planets, to books, to our own bodies. Whatever it is, we call it matter or material substance. It is solid; it has mass. But what is matter, exactly? We are taught in school that matter is not continuous, but discrete. As a few of the philosophers of ancient Greece once speculated, nearly two and a half thousand years ago, matter comes in 'lumps', and science has relentlessly peeled away successive layers of matter to reveal its ultimate constituents.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition: First Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780198759713
Branch Call Number: 530 BAGGOTT
Characteristics: xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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May 17, 2018

Terrific book for the layman who's interested in what the world is made of according to physicists.
Easy-going writing style.
Highly recommended.

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