Mr Tompkins in Paperback has ratings and 58 reviews. Titas (I read in bed) said: Make Physics Easy Again!Are you scared of physics? Don’t want to sp. Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Canto), Mr Tompkins in Wonderland or Stories of c, G , and h, Mr. Tompkins Learns the Facts of Life, Mr Tompkins inside Himself. GEORGE GAMOW. This paperback volume combines and brings up to date two of Professor Gamow’s well known books, Mr Tompkins in Wonderland and Mr.
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Gamow wrote the first of the Mr Tomkins stories in and was unsuccessful in finding a publisher. This is a thoroughly charming little book with a pleasantly Mr. He emigrated to the United States in and taught at George Washington University and at the University of Colorado In the first volume of a proposed ten-issue comic book series, The Adventures of Mr.
L’autore, George Gamovfu un importante fisico e cosmologo, oltre che un brillante divulgatore scientifico, di origine russa ma dal naturalizzato statunitense. From the standpoint of the history of science, it is interesting to read an account of the “latest” developments–as of in quantum physics and relativity from the point of view of a contemporary and one of the big names in the field. Now, how do you explain it to a reader who may not have heard of complex numbers?
An everyday character trying to comprehend difficult concepts of science in weirdly simple yet delicious dreams, walk in parks and what not!
Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Liberty before Liberalism Quentin Skinner. City speed limit; 2. But the stories, with their old-fashioned charm, do most of the teaching and entertaining here. References to this book The Meaning of Quantum Theory: And I do want to reread it tompkons.
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A lot of fun, though What was this doing on my “want to read” shelf? Gajow fact, this kind of writing is never satisfactory. May 14, Mary rated it it was amazing.
Oct 30, Marcus rated it really liked it. For instance, in one dreamworld Planck’s constant is macroscopic, so a tiger attacking an elephant looks like many fuzzy tigers. Roger Penrose’s new foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.
Mr Tompkins in Paperback
I love the way George Gamow explains chemistry concepts. His writing reminds one of the way Richard Feynman could break down the most complicated concepts into easily digestible nuggets. A fun and imaginative introduction to quantum mechanics for the layperson.
Although i kept me thoroughly entertained and mentally challenged as it described many current and new ideas in theoretical physics.
George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. The appearances by Father Paulini Pauli and Maxwell’s Demon dressed as a Butler but never without his tennis-racquet are particular fun for me.
The book is a blend of these fanciful adventures with straightforward discussions of science. The two volumes have been through different editions and reprints ever since and inCambridge University Press marked more than half a century of Mr Tomkins by bringing out a joint paperback volume of all the Mr Tomkins stories.
He is a good enough writer and although the stories are corny, I still learned something after each chapter.
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The Professor’s lecture on relativity which caused Mr Tompkins’s dream; 3. May 21, Eric rated it it geodge amazing.
Table of contents Foreword Roger Penrose; 1. This book is a commentary book on the theory tompkinw relativity. One afternoon of a bank holiday Mr. Thus, the work is too difficult for the layman and too inaccurate for the specialist, and falls between two stools. Fortunately, I own this book and can easily read it again if I can bear it.
Mortal Questions Thomas Nagel. Actually, they basically made such a movie in like or so, but I forgot its name. May 24, David rated it really liked it. Every once in a while, I understood something, but most of the time it went into the eyes and immediately rose up like steam through my brain without sticking anywhere.
In the late 19th century, it was quite a shock to scientists to find that the speed of light is constant gworge all observers. WIll update this when I recall the name.
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What was this doing on my “want to read” shelf? The fact that it’s somewhat outdated w Physics has never come naturally to me. Thompson as a vehicle to describe basic comsmological concepts, chemistry, geometry, and a little statistics as well.