This supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics presents the most recent data on particle physics, a field that has seen many important breakthroughs since the publication of the parent set in 1996. The work reviews all observed and theoretical particles known to date, retracing the history of each particle's discovery and function, and covers current research; practical applications both hypothetical and actual; and provides biographical entries on scientists who made significant contributions to the field. Case studies and experiments round out the broad range of topics covered.
"This one-volume supplement to the four-volume Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics covers topics in particle physics including laboratories and facilities for student in elementary particle physics, biographies of prominent physicists, historical articles, experiments and case studies, and physical concepts, processes, and procedures. Each signed entry runs one to five pages and includes a bibliography, reference, and photos and black-and-white illustrations; the writing is appropriate for advanced high school and college age students. ... Also appropriate for undergraduate or research university libraries."
-- Library Journal (October 2003)
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