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Particle Adventure

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Sheila Dodson (Student), Nov 30, 2000
Comment: The Particle Adventure is an incredible ride!! It is a journey that begins
with an atom and ends by giving you a complete understanding of particle physics
and the standard model. Each facet of the theory is explained simply, yet
elegantly such that it can be understood by a physics novice or phd.
The beauty of this web site is that it assumes that you have absolutely no
previous knowledge about particle physics, so it explains step by step the
various particles and interactions. In addition it provides the logic behind
the theories and some evidence of experimental confirmation of the theories.
The end result is a well-organized, well-explained site that does not "dummy
down" the information. The combination of this, and the wonderful sense of
humor thrown in by the author(s) yields a fun, and informative adventure. By
the time you are throug exploring this site you will have a complete
understanding of the subatomic particles, and the forces that mediate their
interactions. This allows you to understand why science has adopted the
theories that it currently holds, and where physicists can go from there.
The site is a little long, but as I have mentioned it is well worth it, so pack
a sandwich, get comfortable and prepair to embark on a tour of the subatomic
world.