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Mr Tompkins in Paperback has ratings and 58 reviews. Titas (I read in bed) said: Make Physics Easy Again!Are you scared of physics? Don’t want to sp. Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Canto), Mr Tompkins in Wonderland or Stories of c, G , and h, Mr. Tompkins Learns the Facts of Life, Mr Tompkins inside Himself. GEORGE GAMOW. This paperback volume combines and brings up to date two of Professor Gamow’s well known books, Mr Tompkins in Wonderland and Mr.

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Tompkins in Wonderland” his protagonist is a bank clerk who strays into a physics lecture. I recently shared this book with a teen volunteer who was introducing younger kids to Einstein’s theories in a class on cosmology. If you want to read up on quantum theory, this is the best place to start! The result is that relativistic and quantum effects become noticeable in daily life. The negative result was hard to explain.

Canto Classics: Mr Tompkins in Paperback

Jan 06, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Mr Tomkins in Wonderland explains Einstein’s theory of relativity. Roger Penrose’s foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and to,pkins his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.

His scientific work covered many fields, mostly related to nuclear physics.

General readers will like this book, and learn a lot of science. His stories explain to the layman the basic ideas of quantum physics and relativity by exaggerating the actually existing phenomena to such an geirge that they can be easily observed by the hero of his stories, C.


The Professor’s lecture on relativity which caused Mr Tompkins’s dream; 3. Mr Tompkins takes a holiday; 4. I do like what I understood.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback

Programme, Myth, Reality E. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Suitably chastened after half a dozen more magazine rejections he put the manuscript in a desk drawer and forgot about it. I finished reading this story for no other reason than completing a recommendation from a friend who has been requesting I read some of his favorite books. An Interpretation Inga Clendinnen. Nations and Nationalism since Thompson as a vehicle to describe basic comsmological concepts, chemistry, geometry, and a little statistics as well.

Relativity and quantum mechanics are explained very well through these stories and Roger Penrose in the introduction states that with a few minor exceptions these stories still give a useful explanation of these ‘difficult to grasp’ concepts.

The starting point is two key observations: He and his associate Ralph Alpher developed a detailed model gsmow the early stages of cosmic evolution in the “big bang” theory. The dreams of Mr. He did a lot of work in developing the big bang theory.

This was a must read in when I was first introduced to it.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow

Toompkins of the illustrations are also by Gamow. The theories are no longer cutting-edge, as they were in the s, but I don’t think this book will ever grow old.

Now, how do you explain it to a reader who may not have heard of complex numbers? Nothing is hompkins things are in the “real” world.

Mr Tompkins Series by George Gamow

Without this book I would still be utterly lost trying to understand modern circa s theoretical physics. Tompkins works, which may be more readily accessible to mode Mr. It is based around the adventures of a character called Mr Tompkins, who is interested in Mr Tompkins’ initials are ‘C. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Snow, who then edited Discovery and who published it and subsequent Mr Tomkins stories in Discovery.

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Roger Penrose’s foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers and reviews his adventures in light of recent developments in physics. But he picks up enough interesting impressions to have a vivid dream related to the lecture. English as a Global Language David Crystal. Born in Odessa, Russia, George Gamow, the son of a teacher, studied at the University of Leningrad, becoming professor of physics in Description Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom.

Jul 14, Cbpax rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Mr Tompkins in Paperback George Gamow. Following their marriage Maud refers to him as ‘Cyril’.

His sense of humor is evident in his books and in his scientific career. It is certainly within the capacity of many bright year-olds.