One of the world’s foremost nuclear physicists (celebrated for his theory of radioactive decay, among other accomplishments), George Gamow possessed th . Donor challenge: For only 2 more days, a generous supporter will match your donations 2-to Triple your impact! Dear Internet Archive. By reading the right books, especially George Gamow’s classic, One, Two, Three Infinity. Gamow was first to explain alpha decay.

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Anyone with some background in physics should be able to appreciate the simpler topics. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I love laymen science and this is infinnity best I’ve read.

Some of the science is a little out of date, of course, but the presentation and ideas both mathematical and scientific is excellent.

And he doesn’t shy away from hardcore mathematics, if needed.

He brings that ability to bear in this delightful expedition through the problems, pleasures, inflnity puzzles of modern science. Facts and Speculations of Science By: A Palette of Particles. See if you have enough points for this item. The drawings are funny and the writing is engaging. Get ready to have some fun because the whole thing is palatable to any curious person.


But Gamow keeps it light and by transcending the minutia, makes a reader that floats above it and keeps its value even now, half a decade after its first publication. In the pages of this book readers grapple with such crucial matters as whether it is possible to bend space, why a rocket shrinks, the “end of the world problem,” excursions into the fourth dimension, and a host of other tantalizing topics for gforge scientifically curious. If you have ever wondered about physical phenomena, then, this is a book for you.


Quantum Revolution I — The Breakthrough. May 31, Sanjay Gautam rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries. Likewise, the differences between natural and artificial numbers. I just committed suicide again! He was one of the first people to see that the Big Bang made sense he made large contributions to the theoryand he explains it well in the onfinity chapter.

At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine! Return to Book Page. Having said that some illustrations in the book the angular shifting of the coordinate system is Slightly dated book but very well written.

Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Quotes from One, Two, Three A Brief History of Time.

One, Two, Three– Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science – George Gamow – Google Books

Infinity walks us through the worlds of nuclear physics, cosmology, biology, relativity, quantum theory, and astrophysics without skipping a beat. Gravity does not exist. Infinity by George Gamow”. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Please review your cart. They are stylistically weak, the authors alternate between patronising you and boring you with anecdotes from their dull lives, and above all the science isn’t well done: Still, t Written in and last updated inGamow’s overview of the postwar state of the art in mathematics, physics, biology, and astronomy is lucid, if occasionally challenging, with charming illustrations by the author scattered through the text.


It represents one of the classic volumes that made science accessible to lots of people.

Oct 13, Ananta Ambar rated it really liked it Shelves: That makes it sound worse than it is; it’s really not terrible. In the pages of this book readers grapple with such crucial matters as whether it infknity possible to bend space, why a rocket shrinks, the “end of the world problem,” excursions into the fourth dimension, and a host of other tantalizing thrde for the scientifically curious.

Written for the layman, Gamow should be required reading considering the simplicity of high school science and mathematics, and the goal stated on almost every syllabus concerning critical thinking skills. An Adventurer’s Guide to Number Theory. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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

Differential Geometry Erwin Kreyszig. I happened to look at a book shelf at home, and this cool book from high school and college years caught my eye. Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries. Jun 08, Matt rated it it was ok Shelves: