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Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland : or, Stories of c, G, and h

Author: George Gamow
Publisher: New York : The Macmillan Company ; Cambridge, Eng. : The University Press, 1940.
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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.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland.
New York, The Macmillan Company; Cambridge, Eng., The University Press, 1940
(OCoLC)595246152
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Gamow
OCLC Number: 531034
Description: x, 91 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: First dream: Toy universe --
Second dream: The quantum room --
Third dream: City speed limit --
Fourth dream: More uncertainty --
Fifth dream: Mr Tompkins takes a holiday --
Sixth dream: Last adventure --
Appendix: The three lectures given by the professor (which inspired the dreams of Mr Tompkins) --
First lecture: Relativity of space and time --
Second lecture: Curved space and gravitation --
Third lecture: The quantum of action.
Responsibility: by G. Gamow ; illustrated by John Hookman.

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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.

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