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(nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs

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Their use of the CoD, dimensional extrapolation, and other mathematical techniques seem to have facilitated a further application of multidimensional geometry, algebra, and physics, while the spinning of elementary particles apparently explains the lack of symmetry in the higher dimensions.
But this would be an error in judgment, because a surprising shortcut links the processes of Galileo to the three physicists that we have cited: the first explained that because falling bodies are not in a vacuum, but interact with the air around them, we do not see them fall with the same speed, while the latter relate that it is because the elementary particles, which are massless, more or less strongly interact with the quantum vacuum that we attribute to them different masses.
The Elementary Particles presents a social history of France and, by extension, of the West that runs from the conclusion of World War Two through to the year 2079, at which point in time the human race has achieved a utopian resolution to its purported centuries-long slide into anomie, misery, and despair.
A vacuum fluctuation was an even more remote possibility than the chances of a man-made elementary particle destroying the Earth, said Dr Allanach.
Advance proofs of The Elementary Particles (as Michel Houellebecq's novel is called in English) arrived on our desk recently.
The foundation of this science as an unavoidable stage of internal development and cosmology and also the physics of elementary particles, together with the main principles are only some of the topics discussed in the book.
The team, from the universities of Manchester and Nottingham, used observations of the Big Bang and the curvature of space-time to accurately measure the mass of these elementary particles for the first time.
The latter is characterized by intrinsic linear symmetry breaking, leading in general to nonzero rest masses of elementary particles.
of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden), chemical physics deals with the quantum mechanical behavior of the elementary particles, atoms, and molecules.
More than 30 so-called elementary particles are known.
Boyarkin (no credentials given) provides a textbook on the fundamental interactions of elementary particles for physics students.
Later, he made the all-important discovery of the quantum attributes of elementary particles, which, when used as units of measure, make the universal physical constants literally vanish from quantum-based equations.
Gell-Mann received the Nobel Prize in physics in 1969 for "his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions.
A number of Anglophone reviewers have been no more kind--the New York Times found The Elementary Particles, Houellebecq's masterpiece so far, "a deeply repugnant read"; the London Sunday Times described it as "pretentious, banal, badly written and boring"; and the London Times said that Houellebecq was no more a novelist of ideas than the British comedian Benny Hill.
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