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Elementary Particles and the World of Planck Scale

Elementary Particles

Although the table for elementary particles in Figure 15-02 is somewhat reminiscent to the periodic table discovered way back in
Elementary Particles Fundamental Interactions 1869, it represents the cumulative efforts of theoretical and experimental research in physics over the last fifty years. The theoretical frame work is more sophisticated and the experimental tools are highly complex and expensive. Figure 15-04a is a pictorial view. Figure 15-03 lists the fundamental interactions, which take place between the various particles. To understand nature at its fundamental level we have to examine these two tables in detail.

Figure 15-02 Elementary Particles

Figure 15-03 Fundamental Interactions [view large image]

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