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Author Ulbricht, Jaryd, author.

Title The Higgs mechanism explained / Jaryd Ulbricht.

Publication Info. New York : Enslow Publishing, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 539.721 ULB    Available
Description 80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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still image sti rdacontent
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Series The mysteries of space
Mysteries of space.
Summary "The Standard Model explains how the universe works at distances a billion times smaller than the size of an atom. However, in the Standard Model, none of the particles have mass, yet one only has to look around to see that things do have mass. Explaining the source of mass has been the goal of particle physicists for over half a century, culminating in the discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in 2012. Supporting the Next Generation Science Standards' emphasis on scientific collection and analysis of data and evidence-based theories, this book breaks down the difficult concept of the Higgs mechanism through analogies to everyday experiences as well as pictures, diagrams, and intuitive explanations."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Making sense of mass -- Symmetries in physics -- Particles and waves -- The standard model -- The Higgs mechanism -- Beyond the standard model.
Subject Higgs bosons -- Juvenile literature.
Particles (Nuclear physics) -- Juvenile literature.
Field theory (Physics) -- Juvenile literature.
Grand unified theories (Nuclear physics) -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780766099593 (library bound)
9780766099609 (pbk.)

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