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Mr Tompkins in Paperback


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Roger Penrose
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107604681

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  • Since his first appearance over sixty years ago, Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers 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 foreword introduces Mr Tompkins to a new generation of readers and reviews his adventures in light of recent developments in physics.

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    'Enthusiastically recommended to both scientific and general readers.' The Guardian

    'Will vastly fascinate the whimsical, and is also entirely scientific.' Scientific American

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107604681
    • length: 198 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 138 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Roger Penrose
    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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    George Gamow


    Roger Penrose


    Roger Penrose

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