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Atom

Journey Across the Subatomic Cosmos

Isaac Asimov - Author

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ISBN 9780452268340 | 336 pages | 01 Aug 1992 | Plume | 6.02 x 8.97in | 18 - AND UP
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Chapter One: Matter
Dividing Matter
Elements
Atomism Triumphant
The Reality of Atoms
The Differences Among Atoms

Chapter Two: Light
Particles and Waves
The Four Phenomena
Combining the Phenomena
Extending the Spectrum
Dividing Energy

Chapter Three: Electrons
Dividing Electricity
Cathode-Ray Particles
X Rays
Electrons and Atoms
Electrons and Quanta
Waves and Particles

Chapter Four: Nuclei
Probing the Atom
Positively Charged Particles
Atomic Numbers
Spectral Lines

Chapter Five: Isotopes
Nuclear Energy
Nuclear Varieties
Half-Lives
Stable Nuclear Varieties

Chapter Six: Neutrons
Protons and Electrons
Protons and Neutrons
Nuclear Reactions
Artificial Isotopes

Chapter Seven: Breakdowns
Mass Defect
Nuclear Fission
Nuclear Fusion
Breakdown Particles

Chapter Eight: Antimatter
Antiparticles
Cosmic Rays
Particle Accelerators
Baryons

Chapter Nine: Neutrinos
Saving the Laws of Conservation
Detecting the Antineutrino
Detecting the Neutrino
Other Leptons
Unstable Particles
Neutrino Varieties

Chapter Ten: Interactions
The Strong Interaction
The Weak Interaction
The Electroweak Interaction

Chapter Eleven: Quarks
The Hadron Zoo
Inside Hadrons
Quantum Chromodynamics

Chapter Twelve: The Universe
The Mystery of the Missing Mass
The End of the Universe
The Beginning of the Universe

Index