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Published: 22 June 2017

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780198759713

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The quest to understand matter from Greek atoms to quantum fields

Jim Baggott

  • Tells the story of our evolving understanding of the nature of matter based on accepted science
  • Explores the unanswered questions of atomic physics and quantum theory, and discusses the disputed theories of the field
  • Covers the key theories throughout history about mass, from the early Greek philosophers Leucippus and Democritus, to Galileo and Newton, to cutting edge theories today