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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Particles (Nuclear physics),
  • Symmetry (Physics)

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [178]-179.

SeriesOxford studies in nuclear physics, Oxford studies in nuclear physics
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 184 p. illus. ;
Number of Pages184
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19533711M

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