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Mr. Tompkins in paperback

Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Canto edView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: Mr Tompkins has become known by many readers as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom. George Gamow's classic provides an explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Gamow
ISBN: 0521447712 9780521447713
OCLC Number: 29669630
Description: xvi, 185 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: City speed limit --
The Professor's lecture on relativity which caused Mr. Tompkins's dream --
Mr. Tompkins takes a holiday --
The Professor's lecture on curved space, gravity and the universe --
The pulsating universe --
Cosmic opera --
Quantum billiards --
Quantum jungles --
Maxwell's demon --
The gay tribe of electrons --
A part of the previous lecture which Mr Tompkins slept through --
Inside the nucleus --
The wood carver --
Holes in nothing --
Mr Tompkins tastes a Japanese meal.
Responsibility: by George Gamow ; illustrated by the author and John Hookham.
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