Mr Tompkins in Paperback

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 26, 2012 - Science - 198 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing

This is a very readable and amusing book on relativity, the universe, quantum theory, and atomic structure. It is based around the adventures of a character called Mr Tompkins, who is interested in ... Read full review

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User Review  - BobH1 - LibraryThing

Changing the conditions of the real world in order to demonstrate the effect of scientific principles has been a traditional tool since Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. I have to disagree with the ... Read full review

Contents

I2 Inside the Nucleus
136
The Woodcawer
166
I5 Mr Tompkins Tastes a Japanese Meal
177
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