Mr Tompkins in Paperback

Mr Tompkins in Paperback

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by George Gamow, McLerran
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521447712

ISBN-13: 9780521447713

Pub. Date: 03/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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 foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521447713
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
1City Speed Limit1
2The Professor's Lecture on Relativity which caused Mr Tompkins's dream9
3Mr Tompkins takes a holiday19
4The Professor's Lecture on Curved Space, Gravity and the Universe31
5The Pulsating Universe44
6Cosmic Opera55
7Quantum Billiards65
8Quantum Jungles85
9Maxwell's Demon95
10The Gay Tribe of Electrons112
10 1/2A Part of the Previous Lecture which Mr Tompkins slept through128
12Inside the Nucleus136
13The Woodcarver149
14Holes in Nothing166
15Mr Tompkins Tastes a Japanese Meal177

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Mr Tompkins in Paperback 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago