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written by Bruce Bryson
This site consists of a series of pages, each depicting and describing an object(s) on a different order of magnitude. There are 42 pages of this in all, for 42 powers of ten, starting with quarks (10^-14 meters) and ending with 'near the limit of our knowledge' (10^25 meters).  The pictures 'zoom out,' with the quarks being part of a proton being part of a nucleus, and so on.  There are short descriptions for each of the physics-related objects (i.e. quarks, atoms, clusters) and some of the locations, as well as links to more extensive descriptions. Also included is a page on units and scales.
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Astronomy
- Cosmic Time and Distance
= Distance Scales
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
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© 2001 Bruce Bryson
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Powers of 10, atoms, particles, planets, scale, stars
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Metadata instance created March 2, 2004 by Kara Lehman
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B. Bryson, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.wordwizz.com/pwrsof10.htm).
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B. Bryson, A Question of Scale: Quarks to Quasars (2001), <http://www.wordwizz.com/pwrsof10.htm>.
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Bryson, B. (2001). A Question of Scale: Quarks to Quasars. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://www.wordwizz.com/pwrsof10.htm
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Bryson, Bruce. A Question of Scale: Quarks to Quasars. 2001. http://www.wordwizz.com/pwrsof10.htm (accessed 1 September 2014).
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Bryson, Bruce. A Question of Scale: Quarks to Quasars. 2001. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://www.wordwizz.com/pwrsof10.htm>.
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