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The Resource The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe, Frank Close

The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe, Frank Close

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The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe
Title
The infinity puzzle
Title remainder
quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe
Statement of responsibility
Frank Close
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Speculation is rife that by 2012 the elusive Higgs boson will be found at the Large Hadron Collider. If found, the Higgs boson would help explain why everything has mass. But there's more at stake-what we're really testing is our capacity to make the universe reasonable. Our best understanding of physics is predicated on something known as quantum field theory. Unfortunately, in its raw form, it doesn't make sense-its outputs are physically impossible infinite percentages when they should be something simpler, like the number 1. The kind of physics that the Higgs boson represents seeks to "renormalize" field theory, forcing equations to provide answers that match what we see in the real world. The Infinity Puzzle is the story of a wild idea on the road to acceptance. Only Close can tell it"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Close, F. E
Dewey number
530.14/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.45
LC item number
.C56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quantum field theory
  • Higgs bosons
  • Infinite
Label
The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe, Frank Close
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223098371033
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 435 p.
Isbn
9780465021444
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011022966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 701015479
  • (OCoLC)701015479
Label
The infinity puzzle : quantum field theory and the hunt for an orderly universe, Frank Close
Publication
Bar code
31223098371033
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 435 p.
Isbn
9780465021444
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011022966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 701015479
  • (OCoLC)701015479

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