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MR Tompkins in Paperback: Comprising 'mr Tompkins in Wonderland' and 'mr Tompkins Explores the Atom'

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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. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Roger Penrose's new foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.

Synopsis:

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. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Roger Penrose's new foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.

Synopsis:

George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission.

Table of Contents

1. City speed limit; 2. The Professor's lecture on relativity which caused Mr. Tompkins's dream; 3. Mr. Tompkins takes a holiday; 4. The Professor's lecture on curved space, gravity and the universe; 5. The pulsating universe; 6. Cosmic opera; 7. Quantum billiards; 8. Quantum jungles; 9. Maxwell's demon; 10. The gay tribe of electrons; 10. 1/2. A part of the previous lecture which Mr Tompkins slept through; 12. Inside the nucleus; 13. The wood carver; 14. Holes in nothing; 15. Mr Tompkins tastes a Japanese meal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521447713
Subtitle:
Comprising 'mr Tompkins in Wonderland' and 'mr Tompkins Explores the Atom'
Designed:
Penrose, Roger
Author:
Gamow, George
Author:
McLerran
Author:
Penrose, Roger
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Gravity
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Canto
Series Volume:
bd. 100, nr. 2
Publication Date:
March 1993
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
202
Dimensions:
8.50x5.35x.60 in. .50 lbs.

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Product details 202 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521447713 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Roger Penrose's new foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.
"Synopsis" by , George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission.
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