Mr Tompkins in Paperback

Mr Tompkins in Paperback

5.0 2
Pub. Date:
Cambridge University Press
Select a Purchase Option (Older Edition)
  • purchase options
    $11.66 $21.00 Save 44% Current price is $11.66, Original price is $21. You Save 44%.
    Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.
  • purchase options


Mr Tompkins in Paperback

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.

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 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.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

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