Mr. Tompkins is back! The mild-mannered bank clerk with the short attention span and vivid imagination has inspired, charmed, and informed young and old. Mr Tompkins in Paperback has ratings and 58 reviews. George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern. Mr Tompkins in Paperback (Canto), Mr Tompkins in Wonderland or Stories of c, G , and h, Mr. Tompkins Learns the Facts of Life, Mr Tompkins inside Himself.

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What follows, in his own words, is a fascinating commentary on science communication: Jul 23, Jessica rated it did not like it. Palmer This book should be on any science teacher’s bookshelf: The two volumes have been through different editions and reprints ever since and inCambridge Mmr Press marked more than half a century of Mr Tomkins by bringing out a joint paperback volume of all the Mr Tomkins stories.

Because of the span over which Gamov was writing these entertaining journeys into the fundamental nature of the physical world – a number of contradictory views are advanced. Fortunately George Gamow had thought about quantum physics enough to make it intelligible to most, including tpmpkins.

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He worked with Niels Bohr in the development of quantum mechanics. Elevators were a rarity at the time; there were few high-rise buildings in our suburb of Stockholm.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I read it in college while taking quantum mechanics and it was wonderful.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback by George Gamow

If you like to learn about math and science I highly recommend this as the book tries to explain it in a way that lets you think about similarities to the macro world we live in compared to the micro world he usually explores. Read reviews that mention quantum mechanics modern physics george gamow speed of light relativity and quantum explores the atom tompkins in paperback years ago high school introduction to modern theory of relativity roger penrose professor and tpmpkins daughter tompkins explores tompkins in wonderland big bang easy to understand fun to read read this book good read.


The stories are usually entirely disconnected from each other and usually turn out to just be mt. In his dreams, Mr. It really makes relativity understandable and would be great for introductory class like Physics 2. This small paperback volume contains not one but two separate books. In those biology books I learned fascinating new things about left and right-handed proteins, about Mobius strips, and about symmetry.

Read it to laugh, read it to learn!

It introduces a wide variety of subjects in a fun and informative way. And it is oh so fun and personal too – the electrons dance and everything is not as it seems. It explains in a very simple way some of the ideas behind the modern physics following the life of one character Mr Tompkins that is involved with other characters representing some physicists that made the foundation of the modern physics, for example Pauli with some other name disguised as a minister of the electrons.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. While an older book, it is still entirely current in explaining relativity in plain language. Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many readers as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams lead him into a world inside the atom.

Oct 11, Tim Robinson rated it liked it Shelves: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I still have a really fond place in my heart for this well-written introduction to complex concepts. The New World rm Mr Tompkins: The fifteen chapters in this volume truly are a masterclass of m communication; exquisite science, simple and engaging stories, imbued with subtle humor.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback

Physics has never come naturally to me. Main belt asteroid Mr.

One person found this helpful. Even so, I recommend this original version because it is the first of its kind — a creative, innovative approach by a physicist who was present during the time of these ,r developments in physics. Surprisingly, now the phe Make Physics Easy Again! Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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Jan 06, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He imagines what the world would be like if the speed of light was much smaller and is obtainable by a bicyclist.

The dreams of Mr. I ,r like what I understood. This is a thoroughly charming little book with a pleasantly Mr. Oct 18, Peter Lindsay rated it really liked it.

George Gamow’s classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fus 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. Tompkins in Wonderland” and “Mr. Tompkins works, which may be more readily accessible to modern students.

May 14, Mary rated it it was amazing. Tompkins gets propelled -were described in the mid’s in the same way they could basically be described mf. Buy the selected items together This item: The fact that it’s somewhat outdated will lessen that possibility. Ships from and sold by indoobestsellers.

Shrinking the hero to an tom;kins scale so that he can experience quantum effects first hand may create an illusion of understanding, but the reader can gain only the vaguest idea of what is really going on. Tompkins does not understand much of what the professor is saying – his skills in mathematics are limited to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, “of which he uses the first two in his profession”.

Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland – George Gamow

Roger Penrose’s foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today. Please try again later. Roger Penrose’s foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in light of recent developments in physics. Nov 19, Billpalmer rated it it was amazing.