Mr. Tompkins In Wonderland [G. Gamow] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This paperback volume combines and brings up to date two of Professor Gamow’s well known books, Mr Tompkins in Wonderland and Mr Tompkins Explores. Mr Tompkins in Paperback has ratings and 57 reviews. Titas (I read in bed) said: Make Physics Easy Again!Are you scared of physics? Don’t want to sp.

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Mr Tompkins in Paperback Cambridge paperbacks: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Note you can select to send to either the free. When an annoyed adult asked what mmr thought we were doing, Olav responded: I have a very limited knowledge and passion for physics, but my friend insisted that I would still find enjoyment in the basic storyline that ran through the overarching plot.

Tompkins waking up from one of his dreams. The same structure is used in the second This book is a classic popularization of science by one of the great popular science writers who was also a brilliant physicist. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Tompkins, a little clerk of a big city bank.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow

Things that surprise me. Want to better understand Einstein? The books are tompkinw as a series of dreams in which Mr Tompkins enters alternative worlds where the physical constants have radically different values from those they have in the real world. Oct 11, Tim Robinson rated it liked it Shelves: He worked with Niels Bohr in the development of quantum mechanics.

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Mr Tompkins in Paperback

The dreams have a funny way of becoming stories and adventures that explain features of fundamental physics and cosmology as of the s. The book talks about everything from how the speed of light works to subatomic particles qualities to things as big as the end and start of the universe. To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply cambridge.


Nov 19, Billpalmer rated it mrr was amazing. Export citation Recommend to librarian Recommend this book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mr Tompkins Tastes a Japanese Meal. Following their marriage Donderland refers to him as ‘Cyril’. George Tompikns classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fus Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers since his first appearance over fifty years ago as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom.

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 un or destructively interfere with itself.

He discovered wondefland decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, George Gamow Russian pronunciation: The same structure is used in the second book, “Mr. We use cookies to distinguish tompkons from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites.

Mr Tompkins always end up with very interesting question which his father-in-law never fails to answer. The negative result was hard to explain.


Mr Tompkins

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Nowadays, if I tompmins hard at it, I can sometimes make a little sense of the lectures that accompany the stories. And so on, I stumble with unanswered questions on every page. The book talks about everything from Mr.

No-one would consider writing a popular science book via this approach these days and so this will remain a unique classic of the genre. This possible quaintness works well for these stories; giving them an intimate storytelling, an almost in my mind Lewis Carroll feel to the stories, while at the same time knowing that the physics is real. George Gamow during his “three decade vacation” in the USA wrote a number of articles and books featuring Mr. An English translation is available here. The book is a blend of these fanciful adventures with straightforward discussions of science.

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To send content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. Physics has never come naturally to me.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service. The discussion had meandered into a messy philosophical argument bringing into question our understanding quantum physics, as discussions often did in the cloistered world of university physics departments.