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Title: How Things Get Heavy: The Nature of Mass

Abstract

Here, physics can be a weighty subject, full of substance and gravitas. It is therefore perhaps entirely reasonable that a central topic of the discipline is mass. But what is mass, really? What is the origin and nature of this most essential feature of the world around us? And are there any surprises to be had as we dig deeper into that question? In this article, I hope to surprise every reader at least once.

Authors:
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  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1439976
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-477-PPD
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-921X; 1632124
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Teacher
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 55; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-921X
Publisher:
American Association of Physics Teachers
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Lincoln, Don. How Things Get Heavy: The Nature of Mass. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1119/1.5003739.
Lincoln, Don. How Things Get Heavy: The Nature of Mass. United States. doi:10.1119/1.5003739.
Lincoln, Don. Sun . "How Things Get Heavy: The Nature of Mass". United States. doi:10.1119/1.5003739. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1439976.
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title = {How Things Get Heavy: The Nature of Mass},
author = {Lincoln, Don},
abstractNote = {Here, physics can be a weighty subject, full of substance and gravitas. It is therefore perhaps entirely reasonable that a central topic of the discipline is mass. But what is mass, really? What is the origin and nature of this most essential feature of the world around us? And are there any surprises to be had as we dig deeper into that question? In this article, I hope to surprise every reader at least once.},
doi = {10.1119/1.5003739},
journal = {Physics Teacher},
number = 7,
volume = 55,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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