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The Boson

Edited by Paul F. Kisak

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ISBN 10: 151772726X / ISBN 13: 9781517727260
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015
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Title: The Boson

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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In quantum mechanics, a boson is a particle that follows Bose-Einstein statistics. Bosons make up one of the two classes of particles, the other being fermions. The name boson was coined by Paul Dirac to commemorate the contribution of the Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose in developing, with Einstein, Bose-Einstein statistics-which theorizes the characteristics of elementary particles. Examples of bosons include fundamental particles such as photons, gluons, and W and Z bosons (the four force-carrying gauge bosons of the Standard Model), the Higgs boson, and the still-theoretical graviton of quantum gravity; composite particles (e.g. mesons and stable nuclei of even mass number such as deuterium (with one proton and one neutron, mass number = 2), helium-4, or lead-208); and some quasiparticles (e.g. Cooper pairs, plasmons, and phonons). This book covers the boson and its characteristics.

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The editor is an Engineer & Former Intelligence Officer for the US intelligence Community. He has authored several books, edited many books and has written numerous Technical, Classified & Unclassified papers, Articles & Essays. He has also written for an International Encyclopedia on Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence and written several award-winning software manuals that have been sold in more than a dozen countries. He has also appeared in Marquis “Who’s Who in the World” & “Who’s Who in Science & Engineering” and continues to write and edit.

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