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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From becoming an electron trapped in a chl This book surprised me. Classical physics has probabilities, wh 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.

This is the book for you. The Tompkns Cultures C. Then in Cambridge University Press united these two books into this current volume, which updated the stories with current advances in physics, illustrations by Gamow and verses and songs!

This is the coolest introduction to Physics out there, I actually read and reviewed it for my final project in my Physics class at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics way back in So no matter what level your at if you are interested in science this would be a great interesting and informational read.


Gamow wrote 30 popular books on astronomy, tompmins, and related sciences.

Be the first to ask a question about Mr Tompkins in Paperback. It continues with lectures on physics Mr Tompkins attempt during which he always manage to grab some more sleep and some more dreams about quantum mechanics and atoms.

This book was followed by a sequel, Mr Tompkins Explores the Atom, published in While the Special Theory of Relativity deals with reference systems travelling at uniform speed relative to one another, the General Theory geogre Relativity concerns systems that accelerate with respect to one another.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tompkins in Wonderland – George Gamow. The books are structured as a series of dreams in which Mr Tompkins enters alternative worlds where the physical constants have radically different values from those they have in the real world.

Oct 26, Scott rated it liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Want to better understand Einstein? And it is oh so fun and personal too – the electrons dance and everything is not as it seems.

Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland – George Gamow

Mr Tompkins Tastes a Japanese Meal. Mr Tompkins becomes acquainted with the Professor delivering the lectures and ultimately marries the Professor’s daughter, Maud. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. The fact that it’s somewhat outdated will lessen that possibility.


The effects of gravity and of acceleration are identical. A lot of fun, gamo, and educational. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

From becoming an electron trapped in a chlorine atom, to the beginning of the universe when it was the size of classroom. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a easy way into quantum mechanics and atomic physics.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback

See my musings about Quantum Entanglement. In the late 19th century, it was quite a shock to scientists to find that the speed of light is constant to all observers. Open Preview See a Problem? Feb 23, Jeffrey Sung rated it it was amazing.

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Later books in the series tackled biology and advanced cosmology. Palmer This book should be on any science tompkiins bookshelf: Now, how do you explain it to a reader who may not have heard of complex numbers?

The original illustrations were drawn by John Hookham, but after Hookham had retired, Gamow did subsequent drawings himself following Hookham’s style.

This book combines two earlier books. Books by George Gamow.