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Mr. Tompkins is back! The mild-mannered bank clerk with the short attention span and vivid imagination has inspired, charmed, and informed young and old. Mr Tompkins in Paperback has ratings and 58 reviews. George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern. 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.

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Tompkins is named after Tompkins. It is tomkpins good starting point which would allow people to then go deeper with more advanced texts. 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.

The fact that it’s somewhat outdated w Physics has never come naturally to me. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

The theories are no longer cutting-edge, as they were in the s, but I don’t think this book will ever grow old. But the stories, with their old-fashioned charm, do most of the teaching and entertaining here. Without this book I would still be utterly lost trying to understand modern circa s theoretical physics. Shrinking the hero to an atomic scale so that he can experience quantum effects first hand may create an illusion of understanding, but the reade Mr Tompkins has a number of dreams in which he encounters advanced physics on a personal level.

The result is that relativistic and quantum effects become noticeable in daily life. I thought this book would help me understand more since it is supposedly written for children. I still have a really fond place in my heart for this well-written introduction to complex concepts.

And so on, I stumble with unanswered questions on every page. I recently shared this book with a teen volunteer who was introducing younger kids to Einstein’s theories in a class on cosmology. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. But he picks up enough interesting impressions to have a vivid dream related to the lecture.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The negative result was hard to explain. Despite such relatively minor drawbacks in this book, Mr. Later books in the series tackled biology and advanced cosmology. Mr Tomkins Explores the Atom explains atomic structure and some of the ideas of quantum mechanics.

Thus, the work is too difficult for the layman and too inaccurate for the specialist, and falls between two stools. Share your thoughts with other customers. Physics has never come naturally to me.

Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland – George Gamow

This is a thoroughly charming little book with a pleasantly Mr. From becoming an electron trapped in a chl This book surprised me. Books by George Gamow. Just as with all those other books about basic hamow, I wished I had a physicist sitting next to me as I read these pages.

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Of course, he get’s so bored than he falls asleep and visit a world ruled by relativity. Feb 16, Titas I read in bed rated it really liked it Shelves: The stories are usually entirely disconnected from each other and usually turn out to just be dreams.

General readers will like this book, and learn a lot of science. Inertial mass is identical to “weighed” mass. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background, nucleocosmogenesis and genetics. See my musings about Quantum Entanglement.

When my schoolmate and close friend Olav and I were 14 or 15, we went into an 8-storey building near our school just to ride the elevator up and down. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. 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 is the book for you. He worked with Niels Bohr in the development of quantum mechanics. If you want to read up on quantum theory, this is the best place to start!


After the war he became one of the chief advocates of the Big Bang theory. Mar 06, Ami Iida rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback

Prof Rustem Igor Gamow. Customers who bought this item also bought. George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern jr, 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. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. May 14, Mary rated it it was amazing. Tommpkins recommended to everyone just for the fun of it. Things that surprise me. Open Preview See a Problem?

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Later chapters in the books deal with atomic structure Mr Tompkins spends time as a conduction electronreturning to consciousness when he is annihilated in an encounter with a positron and thermodynamics the Professor expounds an analogy between the second law of thermodynamics and the bias towards the casino in gambling before being confounded by a local reversal of the second law through the intervention of Maxwell’s demon who has introduced himself to Maud in one of her dreams.

Tompkins Explores the Atom.