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Title Nucleus : a trip into the heart of matter / Ray Mackintosh ... [et al.].

Imprint Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    539.7 NUC 2011    Available
Edition 2nd ed.
Description 143 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 132) and indexes.
Contents Introduction : our world and its infinite variety -- The size of things : from the immensity of space to the invisible world of the nucleus -- The discovery of nuclei : how a new world was revealed by radioactivity -- Particles or waves? : strange laws at the heart of matter -- Measuring nuclei : determining the shape and size of minute objects -- Strange nuclear material : the contents of a nucleus -- The nuclear landscape : the variety and abundance of nuclei -- Applications of nuclear physics : interactions with everyday life -- Nuclear architecture : from hydrogen to neutron stars -- Cosmic furnaces : the stars and the birth of elements -- Our violent origin : cosmology and the nuclear processes in the Big Bang.
Subject Nuclear physics -- Popular works.
Nuclear physics -- Research -- History -- Popular works.
Nuclear astrophysics -- Popular works.
Added Author Mackintosh, Ray.
ISBN 9781421403519

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