Mr Tompkins in Paperbackby George Gamow, McLerran
Pub. Date: 03/28/1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Known and loved by thousands since its introduction over fifty years ago, this classic work provides a clear explanation of the central concepts in modern physics--from atomic structure to relativity and quantum theory to fusion and fission--through the fantastic adventures of its bank clerk hero.
Table of Contents
Foreword Roger Penrose; 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.
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If you havn't read this yet then get a copy for yourself and read it, there sre so many explanations of 'hard to understand' areas of physics and the explanations speak for themselves. Get a copy and Read it. Highly recommende