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From Ultra Rays to Astroparticles: A Historical Introduction to Astroparticle Physics (Hardback)
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From Ultra Rays to Astroparticles: A Historical Introduction to Astroparticle Physics (Hardback)

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Hardback 346 Pages / Published: 29/12/2012
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The scope of the book is to give an overview of the history of astroparticle physics, starting with the discovery of cosmic rays (Victor Hess, 1912) and its background (X-ray, radioactivity).
The book focusses on the ways in which physics changes in the course of this history. The following changes run parallel, overlap, and/or interact:
- Discovery of effects like X-rays, radioactivity, cosmic rays, new particles but also progress through non-discoveries (monopoles) etc.
- The change of the description of nature in physics, as consequence of new theoretical questions at the beginning of the 20th century, giving rise to quantum physics, relativity, etc.
- The change of experimental methods, cooperations, disciplinary divisions.
With regard to the latter change, a main topic of the book is to make the specific multi-diciplinary features of astroparticle physics clear.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400754218
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 695 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: 2012 ed.


From the reviews:

"This book is a collection of ten articles written by expert contributors who describe current work in a technological and historical context. ... Each article gives a thorough account and includes many references for further study. ... This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the field and a useful supplement to lecture courses. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals." (M. Dickinson, Choice, Vol. 50 (11), July, 2013)

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