Thirty Years that Shook Physics has ratings and 26 reviews. “Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists. Thirty years that shook physics: the story of quantum theory Somewhat amusing to hear Gamow refer to the next generation of theoretical physicists ( Feynman. “”Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum.
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At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine! Is this book an tears read for someone who has no background in quantum theory?
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: In addition, Gamow recounts a wealth of revealing personal anecdotes which give a warm human dimension to many giants of 20th-century physics.
Somewhat amusing to hear Gamow refer to the next generation of theoretical physicists Feynman, Hoyle, etc.
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Pauli wrote back that he was in the train at that time and the train had a brief halt at the station in the city where the experiment was being conducted, suggesting the suook of experiment due to his presence in the city station at that time. No trivia or quizzes yet. The book also offers a relatively easy to unders I picked this book up at a sale event in our public library.
Breezy introduction to the modern physics revolution —, with cute line illustrations. Dirac Pauli Principle phenomena photoelectric effect plate positively charged Professor proton quan quantized quantum numbers quantum orbits Quantum Theory radiation radioactive relativistic result Rutherford Schrodinger’s shell space spectra spectral lines spin studies temperature theoretical physicist theoretical physics Theory of Relativity thermal ticles tion trajectory trons ultraviolet University velocity vibration wave equation wave mechanics wavelength X-rays y-rays.
From Sundials to Atomic Clocks: From X-rays to Quarks: Amazing Development of Quantum world. George Gamow is one of our wittiest science writers.
It goes from Planck to Dirac with some notes on particle physics.
Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory by George Gamow
Jun 15, Gigi added it. Apr 16, Karl rated it really liked it. Pauli was such a good theoretical physicist that something usually broke in the lab whenever he merely stepped across the threshold.
He ends the book sjook the Blegdamsvej Faust, a delightful play written in by Niels Bohr’s students and colleagues to satirize the epochal developments that were revolutionizing physics. Although the whole book offers a lot of interesting material for a physics lover, the reason I keep coming back to it is The Blegdamsvej Faust.
The Strange Story of the Quantum. I had to repeatedly remind myself to forget what I know about the atom today so I can walk through the discovery process as I read through the book. The book also offers a relatively easy to understand fundemental principles of the quantum theory that broke every basic classical notion of space, time, and motion that were well established and subject to common sense.
Quantum physics takes you to to the scale electrons neutrons protons and neutrinos. He end the book with the Blegdamsvej Fausta delightful play written in by Niels Bohr’s students tyat colleagues to satirize the epochal developments that were revolutionizing physics.
This celebrated play is available only in this volume. Gamow was not just a spectator at the theoretical breakthroughs which fundamentally altered our view gmaow the universe, he was an active participant who made important contributions of his own. In addition, Gamow recounts a wealth of revealing personal anecdotes which give a warm human dimension to many giants of 20th-century physics.
Books by George Gamow. While that can be disheartening, it also makes this old book surprisingly relevant. Stellar Evolution and Subatomic Energy. However, this book explains the concepts wi This book does an excellent job of explaining the various achievements in quantum physics over a critical thirty year period.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Infinity was published in Sook was not just a spectator at the theoretical breakthroughs which fundamentally altered our view of the universe, he was an active participant who made important contributions of his own.
See 1 question about Thirty Years that Shook Physics…. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Story of Quantum Mechanics. This celebrated play is available only in this volume.
I read it when I was 15 yrs old and the stories and the physics! Jul 08, Nor Sofiah rated it it was amazing.
It is a history of early 20th-century physics organized around some of the major contributing scientists. From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: