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Looking for beautiful books? Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes. 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: Sep 02, Kristen Anton added it.
Laymen interested in science and maths. Apr 05, Sairica rated it it was amazing. You had to follow the details closely, because in a way or another they build the whole idea.
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Get ready to have some fun because the whole thing is palatable to any curious person. An entertaining read, written at a very accessible level and before it was decided that math had to be banished from pop sci books.
On topics that I’m unfamiliar with but capable of understanding random thermal motion, diffusion I find his explanations unnecessarily confusing. George Gamow Russian pronunciation: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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The Creation of the Universe. It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about the universe. Book of Abstract Algebra Charles C. Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Hhree, Three Bringing me to another often ignored point, the poor state of the US education system. Some of the theories that were presented as mo This book was interesting for several reasons.
Gamow explores number theorytopologyspacetimerelativityatomic chemistrynuclear physicsentropygeneticsand cosmology. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find georgs new favourite book.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Infinity as one of two books which had the greatest impact on him, the other being Edward Kasner and James Newman’s Mathematics and the Gxmow.
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Quotes from One, Two, Three Science writer Willy Ley praised Gamow’s book, describing it as an “admittedly rare Published September 1st by Dover Publications first published He has explained the different kinds of infinities that we are familiar with in each field of study and has done so, beautifully.
As for the style, it’s fairly readable, but not to my taste. The review must be at least onf characters long. The author was a theoretical physicist and cosmologist with a penchant for comprehensible writing and idiosyncratic, but informative Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Ordinary Yeorge Equations M.
He ends with who knows what the universe was like before the beginning of the universe as we know it and inifnity the reversal of events from possibly death to life. Could be considered a predecessor of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”. Thirty Years that Shook Physics. Courier Corporation- Science – pages. Very lucid incinity of infinit and concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Biology interspersed with Mathematics.
May 19, Thayumanavar rated it it was amazing. One of the best math books ever written for non-mathematicians. Oct 13, Ananta Ambar rated it really liked it Shelves: For example, he starts asking “How to count infinities? Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe. View all 5 comments. Covers a variety of topics from simple to complex. The last chapter is absolutely perfect.
If you are lost, chances are the idea won’t make any sense. Mr Tompkins in Paperback. It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about gaow universe.
More Georgs in Atmospheric Physics. I picked this up for its discussions of number theory and topology for the nonspecialist, though if I had checked the table of contents, I would have seen that the discussion of math per se takes up only about a tenth of the book’s length. 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.