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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A fun and imaginative introduction to quantum mechanics for the layperson. Retrieved from ” https: Mar 06, Ami Iida rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Back cover copy Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers since his first appearance over fifty years ago as the tompkinw clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom.

When an annoyed rompkins asked what we thought we were doing, Olav responded: Aug 13, Mark rated tompkisn it was amazing Shelves: He worked with Niels Bohr in the development of quantum mechanics. Jan 06, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is certainly within the capacity of many bright year-olds.

Mr Tomkins Explores the Atom explains atomic structure and some of the ideas of quantum mechanics.

Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland – George Gamow

Other books in this series. You will never regret reading this! Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: Make Gerge Easy Again! Liberty before Liberalism Quentin Skinner. But he picks up enough interesting impressions to have a vivid dream related to the lecture. Do you think physics cannot be easy or physics cant be georgs Mr Tompkins is the title character in a series of four popular science books by the physicist George Gamow.


Well actually they usually devolved to discussions on sex and quantum physics; two subjects we physicists found equally mysterious. Lists with This Book.

After the war he became one of the chief advocates of the Big Bang theory. The English Language Charles Barber. A foreword to this edition by Roger Penrose indicates where theory has moved on since Gamow’s time and the few, slight inaccuracies in the description of Relativity.

The appearances by Father Paulini Pauli and Maxwell’s Demon dressed as a Butler but never without his tennis-racquet are particular fun for me. Even had I possessed a prior interest in physics, the story itself was painfully boring and seemed to arbitrarily exist for the sake of tying the chapters together.

Mr Tompkins Series

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 isn’t in the form of dreams of a listener to popular physics lectures.

The Professor’s lecture on curved space, gravity and the universe; 5. Nothing is like things are in the “real” world. The Two Cultures C.

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Last edited or checked June 6, Changing the conditions of the real world in order to demonstrate the effect of scientific principles has been a traditional tool since Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. If you like to learn about math and science I highly recommend this as the book tries to explain it in a way that lets you think about similarities to the macro world we live in compared to the micro world he usually explores. A Study in Medieval Tradition C.


The book is geared to young readers or an tkmpkins with casual interest in the subject, but I must say I learned more than I’d like to admit.

Views Read Edit View history. He was also a great popularizer of science with a wonderful sense of humor. Looking for beautiful books? One afternoon of a bank holiday Mr.

Mr Tompkins Series by George Gamow

Thus he is exposed to relativity and quantum mechanics, cycling close to the speed of light and circling a nucleus as an electron. A foreword to this edition by Roger Penrose indicates where theory has moved on since Gamow’s time and the few, slight inaccuracie George Gamow during his “three decade vacation” in the USA wrote a number of articles and books featuring Mr.

He emigrated to the United States in and taught at George Washington University and at the University of Colorado Gamow wrote the first of fompkins Mr Tomkins stories in and was unsuccessful in finding a publisher. tojpkins

Mr Tompkins takes a holiday. For instance, in one dreamworld Planck’s constant is macroscopic, so a tiger attacking an elephant looks like many fuzzy tigers.

Actually, notwithstanding the awe that surrounds Albert Einstein and his work, the Special Theory of Relativity published in is not that difficult to understand. This review was first published here: During summer of the same year, i attended the International Conference on Theoretical Physics, organized by gamo League of nations in Warsaw. Want to better understand Einstein?