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ERIC Number: EJ874605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
The Higgs Particle: A Useful Analogy for Physics Classrooms
Cid, Xabier; Cid, Ramon
Physics Education, v45 n1 p73-75 Jan 2010
In November 2009, the largest experiment in history was restarted. Its prime target is the Higgs particle--the last remaining undiscovered piece of our current theory of matter. We present a very simple way to introduce this topic to senior secondary school students, using a comparison with the refractive index of light.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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