Thirty Years that Shook Physics has ratings and 26 reviews. “Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists. Thirty years that shook physics: the story of quantum theory Somewhat amusing to hear Gamow refer to the next generation of theoretical physicists ( Feynman. “”Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum.
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Tompkins” series taht of the most famousGamow used the figure of a curious, interested bank clerk as a protagonist for various journeys into quantum physics and gravity. So I was really curious but a little bit anxious to read about the subject. If you want to learn about quantum physics, this book will help you learn Thirty years that shook physics by G. Somewhat amusing tyat hear Gamow refer to the next generation of theoretical physicists Feynman, Hoyle, etc.
The Chemical History of a Candle. For physicists, immersed in mathematical theories, who can no longer see the forest for the trees, this book gives a quick overview of the beginnings of q I first read this book several decades ago and enjoyed it hugely this second time as well.
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Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory by George Gamow
Although this book was first published in nearly 50 years agono new developments have been made in quantum physics since that time.
Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries. Written in a clear, lively style, and enhanced by 12 photographs including candid shots of Rutherford, Bohr, Pauli, Heisenberg, Fermi, and othersThirty Years that Shook Physics offers both scientists and laymen a highly readable introduction to the brilliant conceptions that helped unlock many secrets of energy and matter and laid the groundwork for future discoveries.
He went on to become a mathematical physicist celebrated for numerous esoteric theories including his development of the Big Bang idea of cosmic creation. Apr 21, Manny rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Nov 06, Marcin rated it it was amazing.
Pyhsics scientific work covered many fields, mostly related to nuclear physics. However this turned out to be a fascinating journey through stories about some of science rock stars who revolutionized physics in the early 20th century. He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, George Gamow Russian pronunciation: Selections from His Writings.
Thirty Years that Shook Physics : The Story of Quantum Theory
It is wonderful in simply a word. It is a history of early 20th-century physics organized around some of the major contributing scientists.
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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had to repeatedly remind myself to forget what I know about the atom today so I can walk through the discovery process as I read through the book. The book also offers a relatively easy to unders I picked this book up at a sale event in our public library. However, this book explains the concepts wi This book does an excellent job of explaining the various achievements in quantum physics over a critical thirty year period.
His background is a cosmopolitan one and he worked closely with most of the big European names in quantum theory: Newton’s Philosophy of Nature: Dirac was notoriously shy with women, so his colleagues were surprised when they discovered that he had married the sister of Eugene Wigner, another famous physicist.