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Books on this subject

  1. Mar 14, 2006 #1
    Hello all, i am new here. First i would like to wish you all a happy Pi Day :)

    Well... I am still a high-school sophomore, but i have had a huge interest in this field ever since i learned about atoms years and years ago. You can imagine the expression on my face when i first heard about particles that were even smaller and more intruiging. I love this type of physics, and one day i would like to be a Nuclear and/or Particle Physicist. But right now i am still in high-school and am trying to further my knowledge of the subject on my own. Which brings me to ask my question.

    I have 2 books as of now about the subject, one and encyclopedia entitled Q is For Quantum. It's really informative and great for just randomly picking a page and learning a new concept/particle/definition/etc. Or when i need clarification or to look up something. My other book is entitled Deep Down Things, The Breathtaking Beauty of Particle Physics. This one is really good too, i only had trouble trying to comprehend 2 concepts in it. However i think i have a pretty good handle on things. I am almost done this one.

    I want another. My thirst for knowledge is always growing. So i was wondering if anyone could make any recommendations. I would prefer a book that goes over the conceptual content but also throws in a bit of math (not too complicated math ;) ), which is where my book "drops the ball" so to speak. No math, a few equations but no problems or anything. So a book with problems with corresponding solutions and steps to solving.

    Thanks so much for your time!

    BTW - If you dont know Gluonium is also referred to as a Glueball. Which consists of a ball of gluons (as the name implies). This is still semi-theoretical. Scientists thought they discovered it about a decade ago but could not be sure. It only exists for about the time it takes for light to travel across the diameter of a single atomic nucleus!

    Thanks again! :D
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