Mr Tompkins in Paperback

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/26/2012
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers 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 foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in light of recent developments in physics.

Table of 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; 10 1/2. 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
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