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Mr Tompkins in Paperback By George Gamow

Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

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. 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 Summary

Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow

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. 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. 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 Reviews

'Not only entertaining; the ordinary reader can learn from it a great deal about sub-atomic particles, electrons, neutrons and the rest, and the strange rules which govern their behaviour.' The Observer
'Will vastly fascinate the whimsical, and is also entirely scientific.' Scientific American
'Enthusiastically recommended to both scientific and general readers.' The Guardian

Table of Contents

1. City speed limit; 2. The Professor's lecture on relativity which caused Mr. Tompkins's dream; 3. Mr. Tompkins takes a holiday; 4. The Professor's lecture on curved space, gravity and the universe; 5. The pulsating universe; 6. Cosmic opera; 7. Quantum billiards; 8. Quantum jungles; 9. Maxwell's demon; 10. The gay tribe of electrons; 10. 1/2. A part of the previous lecture which Mr Tompkins slept through; 12. Inside the nucleus; 13. The wood carver; 14. Holes in nothing; 15. Mr Tompkins tastes a Japanese meal.

Additional information

GOR001531235
9780521447713
0521447712
Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1993-03-26
202
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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