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The nature of the very big, the very small, and the quantum worlds into which Mr. Thomkins Explores the Atom”, which describes quantum mechanics tlmpkins atomic and nuclear structure. 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. How can one reconcile even the remotest possibility of going backward or forward in time with Gamoq stipulation that effect can never precede cause?

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But some new sense of the subatomic world does emerge when Mr. The dreams are a lot easier to understand and give a release for the brain that lack in textbook.

The reader gets a feel for what it might be like to BE an electron, subject to the thrill of a photo-electric effect, impelled by a “vagabondish” urge to wander off into new alliances with other atoms in other orbits.

It explain it so much fun. Tompkins experiences length contraction in his surroundings when he travels fast on his bike; and when he plays billiards, the balls spread out in a probability cloud after each collision. This book is a commentary book on the theory of relativity. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. That’s infinitely greater than where I was previous.


The lectures that trigger his dreams are included as appendices to the book. Science is explained along the way, along with the history of those who discovered various facts.

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Read thisbook un grad school physicsand lived it. Oct 26, Scott rated it liked it. Mr Tompkins always end up with very interesting question which his father-in-law never fails to answer. L’autore, George Gamovfu un importante fisico e cosmologo, oltre che un brillante divulgatore scientifico, di origine russa ma tomplins naturalizzato statunitense. Tompkins in Wonderland, and Mr.

But he picks up enough interesting impressions to have a vivid dream related to the lecture. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Although i kept me thoroughly entertained and mentally challenged as it described many current and new ideas in theoretical physics. This book is a classic popularization of science by one of the great popular science writers who was also a brilliant physicist. Mr Tompkins in Paperback A very advisable book. English Choose a language for shopping. A lot of fun, thought-provoking, and educational. In those biology books I learned fascinating new things about left and right-handed proteins, about Mobius strips, and about symmetry.

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Here, except for the fact that Mr. 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. Oct 30, Marcus rated it really liked it. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Of course, he get’s so bored than he falls asleep and visit a world ruled by relativity. Write a customer review. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


The appearances by Father Paulini Pauli and Maxwell’s Demon dressed as a Butler but never without his tennis-racquet are tomp,ins fun for me. This classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in physics, from atomic structure to relativity. Tompkins, a bank clerk with an especially tompkibs influenced dream-life. George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and tmopkins theory to fus Mr Tompkins has become gamoa 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.

Snow, who is the editor of a popular scientific magazine Discovery published by the Cambridge University Press. Every once in a while, I understood something, but most of the time it tompkjns into the eyes and immediately rose up like steam through my brain without sticking anywhere.

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The fact that it’s somewhat outdated will lessen that possibility. The books are structured 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.

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