Questo classico della divulgazione scientifica offre al lettore una grande quantità di informazioni e una spiegazione dei concetti fondamentali della fisica moderna: la struttura dell'atomo, la relatività e la teoria quantistica, la fusione e la fissione. La prefazione di Roger Penrose presenta Mr. Tompkins ad una nuova generazione di lettori e rivisita le sue avventure alla luce degli attuali sviluppi della fisica moderna.
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Make Physics Easy Again! Are you scared of physics? Don’t want to spend your valuable time to understand the complexity of the world of physics? Do you think physics cannot be easy or physics cant be funny?? Come here! Come here! One afternoon of a bank holiday Mr. Tompkins goes to attend a lecture o Leggi tutto
George Gamow (during his "three decade vacation" in the USA) wrote a number of articles and books featuring Mr. Tompkins, a bank clerk with an especially easily influenced dream-life. The dreams have a funny way of becoming stories and adventures that explain features of fundamental physics and cosm Leggi tutto
ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction --Mr Tompkins in Paperback
This book is a classic popularization of science by one of the great popular science writers who was also a brilliant physicist. He did a lot of work in developing the big bang theory. This book combines two earlier books. The first is "Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland" which discusses the weird consequen Leggi tutto
Mr. Tompkins, a childlike fellow who works at a bank and has limited intellectual ambition, has various fantastical experiences (usually dreamed up while sleeping through lectures delivered by his father-in-law, a physics professor) which illustrate the laws of physics in extremely intuitive ways. T Leggi tutto
This book is a commentary book on the theory of relativity. It explain it so much fun.
I finished reading this story for no other reason than completing a recommendation from a friend who has been requesting I read some of his favorite books. I have a very limited knowledge and passion for physics, but my friend insisted that I would still find enjoyment in the basic storyline that ra Leggi tutto
In maniera divertente e semplicissima, riesce a spiegare molti concetti della fisica moderna, riportandoli alla quotidianità. L'autore, George Gamov (1904-1968), fu un importante fisico e cosmologo, oltre che un brillante divulgatore scientifico, di origine russa ma dal 1936 naturalizzato statunitens Leggi tutto
Without this book I would still be utterly lost trying to understand modern (circa 1950s) theoretical physics. While I'm still far from fluent in understanding all the nuances of relativity, this book provides a guided tour through it's perplexing concepts. Want to better understand Einstein? This i Leggi tutto
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 1997. I still have a really fond place in my heart for this well-written introduction to complex concepts. LOVE I Leggi tutto
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