Mr. Tompkins is back! The mild-mannered bank clerk with the short attention span and vivid imagination has inspired, charmed, and informed young and old. Mr Tompkins in Paperback has ratings and 58 reviews. George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern. 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.
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George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central gmow in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Science is explained along the way, along with the history of those who discovered various facts. It is certainly within the capacity of many bright year-olds.
Thomkins Explores the Atom”, which describes quantum mechanics including atomic and nuclear structure. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Do you think physics cannot be easy or physics cant be funny?? I did like the way that the chapters were their own little stories and reading them together fits in the story line, but you could still read a chapter by itself without worrying about remembering what happened earlier in the story. He yompkins what the world would be like if the speed of light was much smaller and is obtainable by a bicyclist. Mr Tompkins’ initials are ‘C. Read more Read less. Mr Tomkins Explores the Atom explains atomic structure and some of the ideas of quantum mechanics.
Gamow took on the challenging task of writing a novel that would involve lofty science topics such as relativity and quantum mechanics, in which he would help the readers develop a basic understanding of the topics. He likes his dream and comes back to enjoy additional lectures which in turn inspire new dreams. But only then he enters a dream world where everything is happening like the lecturer was saying.
A lot of fun, though What was this doing on my “want to read” shelf? Write a customer review. Sep 29, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: Though it might be better to start by reading Alice in Quantumland first.
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I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about science. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. If you like to learn tompkine math and science I highly recommend this as the book tries to explain it in a way that lets you think about similarities to the macro world we live in compared to the micro world he usually explores.
The fifteen chapters in this volume truly are a masterclass gamw science communication; exquisite science, simple and engaging stories, imbued with subtle humor. When my schoolmate and close friend Olav and I were 14 or 15, we went into an 8-storey building near our school just to ride the elevator up and down.
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The original illustrations were drawn by John Hookham, but after Hookham had retired, Gamow did subsequent drawings himself following Hookham’s style. The result is that relativistic and quantum effects become noticeable in daily life. But he picks up enough interesting impressions to have a vivid dream related to the lecture.
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On one occasion, when he was about to publish a paper with his student Ralph Alpher, he mischievously added Hans Bethe’s timpkins to the paper, although Bethe had had nothing to do with it, just to make a pun on alpha-beta-gamma.
Einstein’s greatest achievement md the General Theory of Relativity inten years after he published his Special Theory of Relativity. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
Despite such relatively minor drawbacks in this book, Mr. Tompkins became my cartoon guide, I found much the same thing that I’d already read in many “Relativity for the Millions” books. Tompkins experiences length contraction in his surroundings when he travels fast on his bike; and ggamow he plays billiards, the balls spread out in a probability cloud after each collision.
Last edited or checked June 6, Be the first to ask a question about Mr Tompkins in Paperback. This is the coolest introduction to Physics out there, I actually read and reviewed it for my final project in my Physics class at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics way back in Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It continues with lectures on physics Mr Tompkins attempt during which he always manage to grab some more sleep and some more dreams about quantum mechanics and atoms.
Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow
Gamow wrote the first of tomp,ins Mr Tomkins timpkins in and was unsuccessful in finding a tompkihs. Make Physics Easy Again! Please try again later. Classical physics has probabilities, which are nonnegative real numbers that add up to 1 you don’t know what direction the tiger is going to attack from, but you know that it has to attack from somewhere ; what’s different about quantum physics is that it has amplitudes, which are complex numbers the squares of magnitudes of which add up to 1, so the tiger can constructively or destructively interfere with itself.
I found the stories to still be charming, but maybe three decades passed had cast a too romantic light, raising my expectations to an unrealistic level. Although i kept me thoroughly entertained and mentally challenged as it described many current and new ideas in theoretical physics. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
It explains in a very simple way some of the ideas behind the modern physics following the life of one character Mr Tompkins that is involved with other characters representing some physicists that made the foundation of the modern physics, for example Pauli with some other name disguised as a minister of the electrons.
Tompkins keeps the book moving from topic to topic as he gets his education in physics, and all the while the reader finds him- or herself of course getting the same education.