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Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers (since his first appearance over fifty years ago) as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission. Roger Penrose's new foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers, and reviews his adventures in the light of current developments in physics today.
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- Date Published: March 1993
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521447713
- length: 202 pages
- dimensions: 215 x 135 x 16 mm
- weight: 0.255kg
- availability: Replaced by 9781107604681
Table of Contents
1. City speed limit
2. The Professor's lecture on relativity which caused Mr. Tompkins's dream
3. Mr. Tompkins takes a holiday
4. The Professor's lecture on curved space, gravity and the universe
5. The pulsating universe
6. Cosmic opera
7. Quantum billiards
8. Quantum jungles
9. Maxwell's demon
10. The gay tribe of electrons
10. 1/2. A part of the previous lecture which Mr Tompkins slept through
12. Inside the nucleus
13. The wood carver
14. Holes in nothing
15. Mr Tompkins tastes a Japanese meal.
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