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On topics that I’m unfamiliar with but capable of understanding random thermal motion, diffusion I find his explanations unnecessarily confusing. Never did I feel that Physics could be as wonderful as after reading this marvelous book.
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So fast was his action, The Fitzgerald contraction Reduced his rapier to a disk. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three. 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 Infiinty. That makes it sound worse than it is; it’s really not terrible. The Strange Story of the Quantum. Concepts of Modern Mathematics Ian Stewart. Despite not even being a native speaker of English, he writes better than any of them.
Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. 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.
Extra Dimensions in Space and Time. Preview — One, Two, Three Great Experiments in Physics: You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. To ask other readers questions about One, Two, Three Among 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.
Brimming threee amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
The book led me to one of my favourite limericks, one that is on the Fitz Gerald Contraction. Could tw considered a predecessor of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”. Some of the theories that were presented as most likely scenarios, by now are considered or proven wrong, which makes it a great book to read if you know infinitu scientists are with their theories now. An Illustrated Guide to Relativity. Infinity also includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations.
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It was a great read nonetheless. I just committed suicide again! The Best Books of Aug 31, Gaurav Hirlekar rated it it was amazing.
One, Two, ThreeInfinity: Facts and Speculations of Science by George Gamow
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Book ratings by Goodreads. The book makes me yearn for more and more. The title should be at least 4 characters long. It is an honour to hear his words through this book and to get a glimpse into his imagination. Every high school graduate should have the understanding needed to follow each synopsis and the logical reasoning necessary to follow each explanation, however strange, assuming each student is responsible enough ons handle the information presented appropriately.
Hope somebody can comment. Infinity also includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. Seems interesting, well, as interesting as chemistry will get for me! The Thirteen Books of the Elements, Vol.
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Game, Set and Math: Views Read Edit View history. Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe. As for the style, it’s fairly readable, but not to my taste. I don’t recommend it.
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