The Great Physicists From Galileo To Einstein

George Gamow (Russian pronunciation: [ˈɡaməf:]; March 4 [O.S. February 20:] 1904 – August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov (??????? ????????? ?????), was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist born in the Russian Empire. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background,...

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Mr Tompkins Gets Serious

I feel like I've let myself down. I wanted to love George Gamow's book. Gamow himself pops up in all this science histories I read, this madcap Russian who drops into a scene, lets off an idea bomb, and then skips out again.Sadly, 'Mr Tompkins Get Serious' was a bit too serious for me. Admittedly, he's drummed some basics into my thick head about electrons and their behaviours, but I didn't make it to th second half of the book.I...

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MR Tompkins in Paperback South Asian Edition

George Gamow (Russian pronunciation: [ˈɡaməf:]; March 4 [O.S. February 20:] 1904 – August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov (??????? ????????? ?????), was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist born in the Russian Empire. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background,...

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MR Tompkins in Paperback

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. Roger Penrose's new foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a...

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Matéria e energia

George Gamow (Russian pronunciation: [ˈɡaməf:]; March 4 [O.S. February 20:] 1904 – August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov (??????? ????????? ?????), was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist born in the Russian Empire. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background,...

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La mia linea di universo. Un'autobiografia informale

This is an autobiography of the prominent Soviet-American nuclear physicist written in a style similar to that of the later Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Georgy Gamow was born in 1904 in Odessa into a family of schoolteachers. He studied physics at the University of Odessa (then the University of Novorossia) and later at the University of Leningrad, where he befriended Lev Landau and other subsequently less famous physicists. As a student,...

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The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein

"This book is Gamow at his best, which means the very best in science for the layman." — Library JournalWidely recognized as one of the 20th century's foremost physicists, George Gamow was also an unusually capable popularizer of science. His talents are vividly revealed in this exciting and penetrating explanation of how the central laws of physical science evolved — from Pythagoras' discovery of frequency ratios in the 6th century...

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Puzzle Math

George Gamow (Russian pronunciation: [ˈɡaməf:]; March 4 [O.S. February 20:] 1904 – August 19, 1968), born Georgiy Antonovich Gamov (??????? ????????? ?????), was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist born in the Russian Empire. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background,...

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