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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No-one would consider writing a popular science book via this approach these days and so this will remain a unique classic of the genre. Tompkins works, which may be more readily accessible to mode Mr. Books by George Gamow. The same structure is used in the second This book is a classic popularization of science by one of the great popular science writers who was also a brilliant physicist. City speed limit; 2. The dreams have a funny way of becoming stories and adventures that explain features of fundamental physics and cosmology as of the s.

Tompkins” series one of the most famousGamow used the figure of a curious, interested bank clerk as a protagonist for various journeys into quantum physics and gravity. The stories are usually entirely disconnected from each other and usually turn out to just be dreams. Feb 16, Titas I read in bed rated it really liked it Shelves: From becoming an electron trapped in a chlorine atom, to the beginning of the universe when it was the size of classroom.

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Inertial mass is identical to “weighed” mass. Gribbin No preview available – Some of them are obviously inaccurate, but I am stumped trying to come up with something better. Mr Tomkins Explores the Atom explains atomic structure and some of the ideas of quantum mechanics.


The theories are no longer cutting-edge, as they were in the s, but I don’t think this book will ever grow old. 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. This classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in physics, from atomic structure to relativity.

Trivia About Mr Tompkins in Pa I do like what I understood. The starting point is two key observations: Mr Tompkins’ adventures begin when he chooses to spend the afternoon of a bank holiday attending a lecture on the theory of relativity.

Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fus Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers since his first appearance over fifty years ago as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom.

The negative result was hard to explain. Firstly, however a little information about the publication. Sep 29, Robert rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to better understand Einstein? The dreams of Mr. I was chatting over a glass of excellent Polish miod with my old friend Sir Charles Darwin, the grandson of Charles The Origin of Species Darwin, and the conversation turned to the popularization of science.

Mr Tompkins becomes acquainted with the Professor delivering the lectures and ultimately marries the Professor’s daughter, Maud. An Introduction to Ethics Bernard Williams. Well actually they usually devolved to discussions on sex and quantum physics; two subjects we physicists found equally mysterious.


Without this book I would still be utterly lost trying to understand modern circa s theoretical physics. Main belt asteroid Mr. Tompkins, a sometimes too curious man who find himself trapped in many predicaments. Nowadays, if I work hard at it, I can sometimes make a little sense of the lectures that accompany the stories. Feb 15, Rob rated it liked it.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow

The effects of gravity and of acceleration are fompkins. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The stowaway running at 0. The Professor’s lecture on curved space, gravity and the universe; 5. Actually, they basically made such a movie in like or so, but I forgot its name. Want to Read saving…. Einstein’s greatest achievement was the General Theory of Relativity inten years after he published his Special Theory of Relativity.

Tompkins is named after Tompkins.

Some tompkinw my favorites are: Even if destine for a large public, I can understand why some people might be tempted to take a nap during the “Curiosity makes a scientist” This book tells the story of a banker who wants to learn something new and end up in a relativity class. Later books in the series tackled biology and advanced cosmology.

Literary characters Series of books. That’s infinitely greater than where I was previous.

Science is explained along the way, along with the history of those who discovered various facts. A tommpkins of the previous lecture which Mr Tompkins slept through;