Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators (Paperback)


Andrew Sessler


Edmund Wilson


1 %
List Price: Rs. 2,636
Our Price: Rs. 2,610 ($ 44.37) (£ 24.37)
You Save: Rs. 26 ( 1%)
This item is presently Out of Stock.

Also Available in:

Edition Price Availability
Hardcover 2007
Rs. 4,694 4,459
Not Available. 5-7 business days

Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators Book Description

This book for the first time chronicles the development of particle accelerators from the invention of electrostatic accelerators, linear accelerators, and the cyclotron to the colliders of today. It also addresses accelerators employed as sources of x-rays, for medical purposes, and in industrial applications. The book identifies the crucial discoveries in applied physics and engineering that have driven the field and gives the reader insight into the people who made these discoveries as well as the methods they used. Particle accelerators exploit every aspect of today's cutting edge technology to the full and they themselves have contributed to these technologies. It is a saga every bit as fascinating as man's mastery of transport and communications a century before and from which we have much to learn for the future. Thus, the book should appeal to the general public, scientists, and students. The field of accelerator physics is, at this time, a very active field. The governments of developed and developing countries spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on particle physics research -- a pure science with important implications for the understanding of not only particle physics, but also astronomy and cosmology. At the same time there is much activity in developing light sources and spallation neutron sources -- both employed for extensive studies in surface science, chemistry, biology, and medicine. There is also large commercial activity in producing accelerators for industrial and medical use.

About the Author :

Edmund Wilson has contributed to Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators as an author. LEWIS M. DABNEY, editor, is the author of "Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature" and the editor of Wilson's last journal, "The Sixties," and of "Edmund Wilson: Centennial Reflections," He is a professor of English at the University of Wyoming.

Book Details

Title: Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Author: Andrew Sessler, Edmund Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Language: English




No. of Pages: 194
Publish Date: 2007-6-1
Binding: Paperback
Deliverable Countries: This product ships to Restricted International (Books).

Similar Items by Category

History  >  Science
Scientific Instruments  >  Science
Nuclear Physics  >  Science

Discussion : Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators

No Discussion has been started.  See Latest Discussions

Start a new Discussion

Topic Title :
Description :
Kids Carnival
The book Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators by Andrew Sessler, Edmund Wilson (author) is published or distributed by World Scientific Publishing Company [9812700714, 9789812700711]. This particular edition was published on or around 2007-6-1 date. Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators has Paperback binding and this format has 194 number of pages of content for use. This book by Andrew Sessler, Edmund Wilson is written in English language.
* The book summary and image may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.
* Book reviews are added by registered customers. They need not necessarily buy book.
* These books are NOT available for reading online or for free download in PDF or ebook format.
* Price can change due to reprinting, price change by publisher or sourcing cost change for imported books.

www.infibeam.com/Books is the biggest online bookstore in India for sale of books at best price - fiction, literature, audiobooks, study guides, novels, story books, rare books, textbooks and books by popular authors. These are available in various editions and bindings e.g. paperback and at best discount.