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The Weak Force: From Fermi to Feynman

@article{Lesov2009TheWF,
  title={The Weak Force: From Fermi to Feynman},
  author={Alex Lesov},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2009}
}
  • A. Lesov
  • Published 31 October 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
Understanding of the weak force is traced from Fermi's theory of beta decay to the V-A theory of the mid 1950's. The theoretical suggestion and experimental confirmation of parity violation in the weak force is discussed. Topics are presented chronologically, leaving room for biographical sketches and introducing basic mathematical and physical concepts as needed. 

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