The Wizard Of Quarks: A Fantasy Of Particle Physics

Hardcover | September 21, 2001

byRobert Gilmore

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Get ready to take another fantastic journey with physicist and author Robert Gilmore, this time with Dorothy, following the yellow building block road through the land of the Wizard of Quarks. Using characters and situations based on the universally known story, The Wizard of Oz, we learn along the way about the fascinating world of particle physics. Classes of particles, from quarks to leptons are shown in atomic garden, where atoms and molecules are produced; see how Dorothy, The Tin Geek, and the Cowardly Lion experience the bizarre world of subatomic particles. Thousands of readers who were delighted by the adventures and science content of Alice in Quantumland are in for another treat, with the prose and illustrations of Robert Gilmore.

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Understanding subatomic particles is very difficult. In order to make it easier, Robert Gilmore explains with the help of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice in Wonderland. In The Wizard of Quarks: A Fantasy of Particle Physics, Dorothy goes to the city to visit her aunt and uncle. While riding on the subway, Dorothy magically plum...

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Get ready to take another fantastic journey with physicist and author Robert Gilmore, this time with Dorothy, following the yellow building block road through the land of the Wizard of Quarks. Using characters and situations based on the universally known story, The Wizard of Oz, we learn along the way about the fascinating world of p...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:219 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:September 21, 2001Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0387950710

ISBN - 13:9780387950716

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Table of Contents

1.The Witch of Mass;2. The Observant Scarecrow; 3.The Tin Geek; 4.The Confident Lion; 5. The Atomic Garden; 6. The Seed at the Heart of the World 7. In the Kingdom of CERN; 8. The Field of the Weave of Light; 9. The Wizard of Quarks; 10. The Plaza of the Immortals; 11. A Weak Old Woman; 12. The Higgs of Maskervilles

From Our Editors

Understanding subatomic particles is very difficult. In order to make it easier, Robert Gilmore explains with the help of Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice in Wonderland. In The Wizard of Quarks: A Fantasy of Particle Physics, Dorothy goes to the city to visit her aunt and uncle. While riding on the subway, Dorothy magically plummets into a meadow of flowers and trees. It is here where she encounters the Witch of Mass, the Witch of Charge, the Witch of Colour and the Weak Witch. This entertaining tale will help readers understand the fundamentals of subatomic particles.

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From the reviews:"Gilmore is keenly aware that his field often proves daunting for those on the outside looking in. To counter this problem, he commandeers children¿s stories to help impart the concepts that drive modern physics." SCIENCE NEWS