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Autor Pais, Abraham

Título Inward bound : of matter and forces in the physical world / Abraham Pais

Publicación Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
Ubicación Signatura Tipo de préstamo Estado Notas
 B. Ciencias. Física/Química-Depósito  FQ-HC PAI inw(r)    PRÉSTAMO LARGO  DISPONIBLE
Edición [1st ed.]
Descripción física XIV, 666 p. ; 23 cm
Bibliografía Bibliografía por capítulos. -- Índices p. [639]-666
Contiene: Purpose and plan ━ Part. 1. 1895-1945: a history: New kinds of rays -- From uranic rays to radioactivity -- The first particle -- Interlude: earliest physiological discoveries -- Radioactivity's three early puzzles -- Pitfalls of simplicity -- β-spectra, 1907-1914 -- Atomic structure and spectral lines -- "It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity" -- Nuclear physics' tender age -- Quantum mechanics, an essay -- First encounters with symmetry and invariance -- Nuclear physics: the age of paradox -- Quantum fields, or how particles are made and how they disappear -- Battling the infinite -- In which the nucleus acquires a new constituent, loses an old one, reveals new forces with new symmetries, and is explored by new experimental methods ━ Part.. 2. The postwar years: a memoir: Of quantum eletrodynamics' triumphs and limitations and of a new particle's sobering impact -- In which particle physics enters the era of big machines and big detectors and pion physics goes through ups and downs -- Onset of an era : new forms of matter appear, old symmetries crumble -- Essay on modern times: 1960-83 -- Being a conclusion that starts as epilog and ends as prolog
Materia Física -- Historia -- S. XX
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ISBN 0198519710