The Quest to Understand Matter From Greek Atoms to Quantum FieldsBook - 2017
Everything around us is made of 'stuff', from planets, to books, to our own bodies. Whatever it is, we call it matter or material substance. It is solid; it has mass. But what is matter, exactly? We are taught in school that matter is not continuous, but discrete. As a few of the philosophers of ancient Greece once speculated, nearly two and a half thousand years ago, matter comes in 'lumps', and science has relentlessly peeled away successive layers of matter to reveal its ultimate constituents.
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom :, Oxford University Press,, 2017
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: xvi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm