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Particle Physics Primer: Explaining the Standard Model of matter

by: Mark Vondracek

For the past 35 years, scientists have developed a more basic model of the universe—the Standard Model—that specifically addresses the age-old question, "What is the world made of?" The Standard Model of matter provides the most current understanding of atoms, yet it is not taught in most high school curricula. The author offers a comprehensive description of the model and the main classes of particles that make up the universe.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2002Stock # tst02_069_01_40Volume 069Issue 01

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