Buy Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Canto) New Ed by George Gamow, Roger Penrose (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices. 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. 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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Holes in nothing; The difficult part is to integrate this with your “gut feeling” about how the world works. This is a very readable and amusing book on relativity, the universe, quantum theory, and atomic structure.

I read this first while doing a Physics degree in the 70’s. Thompson as a vehicle tompkinx describe basic comsmological concepts, chemistry, geometry, and a little statistics as well. Read more Read less. Want to Read saving…. Born in Odessa, Russia, George Gamow, the son of a teacher, studied at the University of Leningrad, becoming professor of physics in I finished reading this story for no other gamw than completing a recommendation from a friend who has been requesting I read some of his favorite books.

About George Gamow Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many readers as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams lead him into a world inside the atom. Seriously, here gworge a book for all of us written by one of the finest physicist himself!

George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, tompklns atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. By slowing down the speed of light to about mph, he shows what would happen me the travellers and viewers of people who ride bikes and trains, and how that by living in such a weird place the uncommon becomes a way of life.


All of it is great fun. Science is explained along the way, along with the history of those who discovered various facts.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback

He can take the most technical stuff and make it simple. It had one of the best, most accessible explanations of radioactivity that I have ever read. Mr Tompkins takes a holiday. The result is that relativistic and quantum effects become noticeable in daily life.

Tompkins waking up from one of his dreams. The Time and Space of Uncle Albert. To see what your friends thought of this gamo, please sign up.

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Inertial mass is identical to “weighed” mass. Gamow’s list of scientific accomplishments includes a landmark paper on the origin of chemical elements, the Big Bang model, and later work with F.

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Jan 02, Ushan rated it really liked it. Companion To The Cosmos J. This is a thoroughly charming little book with a pleasantly dated, mid-century feel.

Elevators were a rarity at the time; there were few high-rise buildings in our suburb of Stockholm. Gamow wrote 30 popular books on astronomy, physics, and related sciences. I still have a really fond place in my heart for this well-written introduction to complex concepts. Tompkins works, which may be more readily accessible to modern students. The fact that it’s somewhat outdated w Physics has never come naturally to me.

This book was recommended to me back when I was studying Physics to Hamow Level standard. Mr Tompkins 4 books. Tompkins” series one of the most famousGamow used the figure of a curious, interested bank clerk as a protagonist for various journeys into quantum physics and gravity. Nov 19, Billpalmer rated it it was amazing. Oct 26, Scott rated it liked it. See all Product description. The Two Cultures C.


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. Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: Following their marriage Maud refers to him as ‘Cyril’. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

Mister Tompkins in Paperback: He did a pretty decent job, but I think for a casual fan of science, it is still geroge laborious read – you really need to take your time and think about the topics and having a beginning background in the ideas is useful.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow

Every once in a while, I understood something, but most of the time it went into the eyes ganow immediately rose up like steam through my brain without sticking anywhere. He is a good enough writer and although the stories are corny, I still learned tokpkins after each chapter. Write a customer review. Tompkins does not understand much of what the professor is saying – his skills in mathematics are limited to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, “of which he uses the first two in his profession”.

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