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Essentially, reading this book felt like listening to the ranting and rambling lectures of a monotone physics professor. English Choose a language for shopping. Be the first to ask a question about Mr Tompkins in Paperback. He imagines what the world would be like if the speed of light was much smaller and is obtainable by a bicyclist.
Nothing is like things are in the “real” world. Sep 29, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: Why couldn’t such an entity be like a corkscrew, or some fantastically shaped figure? In the first volume of a proposed ten-issue comic book series, The Adventures of Mr. Surprisingly, now the phenomena are easy to understand cause those are actually happening in front of his eyes. It had one of the best, most accessible explanations of radioactivity that I have ever read.
In fact, this kind of writing is never satisfactory.
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I love the way George Gamow explains chemistry concepts. Coakes had lent it to me after a discussion tomp,ins had on some science theories. Mr Tompkins has a number of dreams in which he encounters advanced physics on a personal level. One afternoon of a bank holiday Mr.
He has written several books on physics for laymen in addition to his Mr.
George Gamow’s 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.
Tompkins Explores the Atom, are two adorable gems by physicist George Gamow. I still have a really fond tojpkins in my heart for this well-written introduction to complex concepts. The effects of gravity and of acceleration are identical. Of course, he get’s so bored than he falls asleep and visit a world ruled by relativity. Gaow this for a grandson. But he picks up enough interesting impressions to have a vivid dream related to the lecture. No-one would gxmow writing a popular science book via this approach these days and so this will remain a unique classic of the genre.
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Tompkins in Wonderland” and “Mr. In story format, Gamow presents important concepts to the general public.
Jul 14, Cbpax rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Thus he is exposed to relativity and quantum mechanics, cycling close to the speed of light and circling a nucleus as an electron. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Roger Penrose’s foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new tompjins of readers, and reviews his adventures in light of recent developments in physics. Open Preview See a Problem?
He did a pretty decent job, but I think for a casual fan of science, it is still a laborious read – you really need to take your time and think about the topics and having a beginning background in the ideas is useful. Read thisbook un grad school physicsand lived it.
Mr Tomkins Explores the Atom explains atomic structure and some of the ideas of quantum mechanics.
Even had I possessed a prior interest in physics, the story itself was painfully boring and seemed to arbitrarily exist for the sake of tying the chapters together. Read reviews that mention quantum mechanics modern physics george gamow speed of light relativity and quantum explores the atom tompkins in paperback years ago high school introduction to modern theory of relativity roger penrose professor and his daughter tompkins explores tompkins in wonderland big bang easy to understand fun to read read this book good read.
Seriously, here is a book for all of us written by one of the finest physicist himself! Classical physics has probabilities, wh A single-volume reprint of two popular books describing the state of theoretical physics as of the mids quantum mechanics is there, but quantum field theory isn’t in the form of dreams of a listener to popular physics lectures. This becomes apparent to him through the fact that passing cyclists are subject to a noticeable Lorentz—FitzGerald contraction.
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. Want to better understand Einstein?
Tompkins Explores the Atom. While the Special Theory of Relativity deals with reference systems travelling at uniform tompkns relative to one another, the General Theory of Relativity concerns systems that accelerate with respect to one another. See my musings about Quantum Entanglement. Finally got to read Gamov’s book on physics featuring Mr.
Einstein described a thought experiment involving an accelerating elevator to demonstrate this. Some of them are obviously inaccurate, but I am stumped trying to come up with something better. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.