Write a customer review. My 'puff of logic' is telling me again not to buy this book. The author does not spend time explaining how atoms function, but assumes his readers already are familiar with such fundamentals.
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Higgs - The Invention and Discovery of the ‘God Particle’
Ships from and sold by Amazon. With due credit to the author for tackling a very esoteric subject. Here, Jim Baggott explains the science behind the jkm, looking at how the concept of a Higgs field was invented, how the vast experiment was carried out, and its implications on our understanding of all mass in the Universe. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.
Little wonder the hunt and discovery of this new particle produced such intense media interest. This book explains the historical developments leading to the discovery of the Higgs boson. It's probably not what you think! The short answer is yes. This is an excellent book throughout.
So that bit of the book could hardly have had much time for careful editing, bearing in mind publishers usually take at least a couple of months from final versions of the text to having a physical book. In discovery the author then discusses the first particle accelerators and how the zoo of theoretical particles was slowly observed.
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The Quantum Exodus Gordon Fraser. He seems to know the science well - he's written a couple of other book I knew many individual pieces of the story of how the Higgs particle was discovered, but when I read this book I found that I didn't understand the overall picture nearly as well as I'd thought I did. Adequately answering these questions was more than what journalists were able to do in their compressed news segments and newspaper articles--and, besides this, it was a vaggott that many journalists were not up to regardless.
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The book is split into two parts called Invention and Discovery. It goes through the evolution of theory and then the experimental physics which verified it. The hunt for the Higgs particle has involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. Within a week of finishing the copy I'd borrowed from the library indeed, even before I'd returned said copyI went out and bought a copy of my own.
Higgs | Jim Baggott
Lists with This Book. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. English Choose a language for shopping. The hunt for the Higgs particle has involved the biggest, most expensive experiment ever. East Dane Designer Men's Fashion. Higgs drills deep under your skin, constantly ferreting out new vistas, easily escaping our eyes. Dec 27, Peter Bugaj rated it really liked it.
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It has been replaced by interactions between otherwise massless particles and the Higgs field" loc. Knowles, and Michael Schmelling.
Share your thoughts with other customers. This work first appeared in a series of research papers published in Though I'm not a physicist, I've noticed lots of misleading things, logical fallacies and inconsistencies and my impression is that this book would fail to meet my expectations. What does it tell us about the Universe?
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The Higgs field had been proposed as the way in which particles gain mass - a fundamental property of matter.