In Search of SUSY

In Search of SUSY : Supersymmetry and the Theory of Everything

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Combining the ideas of symmetry with a tiny loop of vibrating string, physicists have become close to explaining all the forces and particles of nature in one package - this concept is known as supersymmetry or SUSY. This book explains the particle world, from the electron to the search for SUSY.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 10mm | 121g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 23 line drawings
  • 0140275827
  • 9780140275827

Table of contents

Introduction - the material world. Part 1 Quantum physics for beginners: photons; electrons; the central mystery; chance and uncertainty; path integrals and a plurality of worlds; out of the frying pan?. Part 2 Particles and fields: field theory; two more forces, and a particle zoo; the eightfold way - order out of chaos; quarks; gauging the nature of things. Part 3 In search of superforce: electroweak unification; gauge theory comes of age; quarks with colour. Part 4 Desperately seeking SUSY: the search for supersymmetry; the many dimensions of reality; stringing things together; SUSY found?. Appendix: group theory for beginners; recreating the birth of the universe in the lab.show more

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