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Some of the theories that were presented as most likely scenarios, by now are hhree or proven wrong, which makes it a great book to read if you know where scientists are with their theories now.

Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern Physics. Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics. Personally, it was a long read. On topics too complicated to explain fully, Gamow presents chains of reasoning that don’t make sense in the absence of whatever additional evidence is left unspoken. Game, Set and Math: Preview — One, Two, Three Readable, accessible, with humor injected.

Infinity, as in his other books, George Gamow succeeds where others fail because of his remarkable ability to combine technical accuracy, choice of material, dignity of expression, and readability.


Infinity Back to Nonfiction. Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries. Dover sure has put out a lot of books recently! He comes close to predicting DNA. Unusual Infinitj of Space IV.

The World of Four Dimensions V. A Brief History of Time. Differential Geometry Erwin Kreyszig.

It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about the universe.

I love laymen science and this is the best I’ve read.

One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

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: Facts and Speculations of Science. Facts and Speculations of Science is a popular science book by theoretical physicist George Gamowfirst published inexploring some fundamental concepts in mathematics and science, but written at a level understandable by middle school students up through trhee layman” adults.

Calculus of Variations Isarel M. That makes it sound worse than it is; it’s really not terrible. Retrieved 6 January Yes, there are bits that are very inaccurate because of it, but it reminds you that scientific theories are born and they die, some sooner than others. He brings that ability to bear in this delightful expedition through the problems, pleasures, and puzzles of modern science.

From Illusion to Reality.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three.

How Old Is the Universe? Hiding in the Mirror.

The author was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist with a penchant for comprehensible writing and idiosyncratic, but informative If you enjoyed this please check out my blog for other reviews: May 19, Thayumanavar rated it it was amazing. The Infinigy Books of Gamow, one of the greatest physicists of 20th century, whose passion for the maths and science is communicated in this book, whether explaining the wonders of infinite series, or how to locate a hidden pirate’s treasure chest using imaginary numbers.

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This is just the warm-up wrestling with number theory the purest branch of mathematics. Tgree the topics scrutinized with the author’s celebrated good humor and pedagogical prowess are the macrocosm and the microcosm, theory of numbers, relativity of space and time, entropy, genes, atomic structure, nuclear fission, and the origin of the solar system. It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe.