Mr. Tompkins In Wonderland [G. Gamow] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This paperback volume combines and brings up to date two of Professor Gamow’s well known books, Mr Tompkins in Wonderland and Mr Tompkins Explores. Mr Tompkins in Paperback has ratings and 57 reviews. Titas (I read in bed) said: Make Physics Easy Again!Are you scared of physics? Don’t want to sp.

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So no matter what level your at if you are interested in science this would be a great interesting and informational read. Open Preview See a Problem?

Even had I possessed a prior interest in physics, the story itself was ih boring and seemed to arbitrarily exist for the sake of tying the chapters together. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. If one frame of tompkuns rotates with respect to another, application of the Special Theory of Relativity leads to the conclusion that the geometry of the rotating system cannot be Euclidean.

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In those biology books I learned fascinating new things about left and right-handed proteins, about Mobius strips, and about symmetry. Why couldn’t such an entity be like a corkscrew, or some fantastically shaped figure? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This is a very readable and amusing book on relativity, the universe, quantum theory, and atomic structure. Tompkins works, which may be more readily accessible to modern students.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. He was also a great popularizer of science with a wonderful sense of humor. I suppose if I repeatedly attempt to understand, eventually I’ll get it.

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Want to Read saving…. Book summary views reflect the number of visits to the book and chapter landing pages. 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. Paperbackpages. He does this through the introduction of three main characters, Mr Tomkins, a clerk in a big city bank, with an interest in, but little knowledge of, science and a strong propensity to fall asleep and dream during the “Professor’s” scientific lectures, the “Professor”, who gives the scientific explanations, and his daughter Maude, who develops a romantic attachment to Mr Tomkins.

The book is a blend of these fanciful adventures with straightforward discussions of science. Get access Buy the print book. Thus he is exposed to relativity and quantum mechanics, cycling close to the speed of light and circling a nucleus as an electron. I’ve wonderlanv this book many times, starting at wondrland age of about 12, and I mg love it! A single-volume reprint of two popular books describing the state of theoretical physics as of the mids quantum mechanics is there, but quantum field theory wondwrland in the form of dreams of a listener to popular physics lectures.

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He likes his dream and comes back to enjoy additional lectures which in turn inspire new dreams. Readers who know the science will love it mt increase their understanding.


A fun and imaginative introduction to quantum mechanics for the layperson. This breaks down complex physics concepts to a conceptual level so that most people can understand it. Mr Tompkins in Paperback Canto 4.

Share your thoughts with other customers. If you want to read up on quantum theory, this is the best place to start! L’autore, George Gamovfu un importante fisico e cosmologo, oltre che un brillante divulgatore scientifico, di origine russa ma dal naturalizzato statunitense.

Mr Tompkins becomes acquainted with the Professor delivering the lectures and ultimately marries the Professor’s daughter, Maud. Read reviews that mention quantum mechanics modern physics george gamow speed of light relativity and quantum explores the atom tompkins in paperback years ago high school introduction to modern theory of relativity roger penrose professor and his daughter tompkins explores tompkins in wonderland big bang easy to understand fun to read read this book good read.

General readers will like this book, and learn a lot of science. It explain it so much fun.

Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland – George Gamow

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But some new sense of the subatomic world does emerge when Mr. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. The lecture proves less comprehensible than he had hoped and he drifts off to sleep and enters a dream world in which the speed of light is a mere 4.