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A Guide to the 21st-Century Universe: Particles, Quarks, and Strings

Explore the groundbreaking scientific discoveries of the 21st century that have extended and complicated our understanding of the most fundamental “stuff” of nature, including matter, energy, and even the dimensions of time and space. Topics include atoms, nuclei, and their properties; the exotic particles that make up the “underworld” of mass such as quarks, strings, bosons, and banes; force fields and energy fields; and space itself. Also, examine developments in modern physics that have produced such advances as MRIs, computers, and nuclear energy.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of major scientific discoveries
  • Increased understanding of basic and complex scientific concepts

Ideal for

  • Students of all levels—no scientific background needed
  • The curious and creative
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