Cosmic rays / Bruno Rossi.


New York : McGraw-Hill, 1964.

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Subjects Cosmic rays.
Kosmische straling.
Rayonnement cosmique.
Series McGraw-Hill paperbacks in physics.
Description viii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date 1964.
Notes Includes index.
Contents A radiation from outer space -- Atoms and radiations -- The nature of cosmic rays -- Puzzling clues -- Using the earth as a magnet to analyze cosmic rays -- Positrons and the materialization of energy -- Electrons, photons, and showers -- Mu mesons -- Pi mesons -- Nuclear interactions of cosmic rays -- What cosmic rays are and what they do in the atmosphere -- Giant showers of the atmosphere -- The Van Allen radiation belt -- Cosmic rays and the sun -- The origin of cosmic rays: an unsolved problem -- Appendixes: A. Mass per unit area -- B. Powers of ten -- C. Logarithmic scales -- D. Energy and momentum -- E. The electron volt -- F. Computation of magnetic rigidity -- G. The neutron and the structure of atomic nuclei -- H. The neutrino -- I. Elementary particles.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)536242
(OCoLC)ocm00536242
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WorldCat Identities Rossi, Bruno Benedetto, 1905-
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