Mr. Tompkins Gets Serious: The Essential George Gamow, The Masterpiece Science Edition

Mr. Tompkins Gets Serious: The Essential George Gamow, The Masterpiece Science Edition

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ISBN-13: 9780131872912
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date: 11/03/2005
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by R. Igor Gamow.

Editor's Note.

Introduction.

I. THE ATOM.

1. The Atom in Philosophy and Chemistry.

2. The Electric Nature of Matter.

3. The Quantum of Radiant Energy.

4. The Bohr Atom.

5. Wave Nature of Particles.

6. Natural Radioactivity.

7. Artificial Nuclear Transformations.

8. The Structure of the Atomic Nucleus.

9. Large-Scale Nuclear Reactions.

10. Mystery Particles.

II. MATTER AND ENERGY.

11. Bodies in Motion.

12. Vibrations and Waves.

13. Heat and Temperature.

14. Electromagnetism.

15. Light, Visible and Invisible.

16. Modern Views on Space, Time, and Motion.

Appendix: Advances in Particle Physics.

Notes.

Index.

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