GAMOW THIRTY YEARS THAT SHOOK PHYSICS PDF

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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Return to Book Page. From Sundials to Atomic Clocks: Infinity “This skillful presentation is for the non-professional and professional scientist. Lots of fun to hear about the personalities Fermi, Bohr, Pauli, etc.

Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

Although Gamow’s basic assumption that the primordial universe contained only neutrons was incorrect, this assumption stimulated a great deal of subsequent work in cosmology. Book ratings by Goodreads.

He discovered shoom decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background, nucleocosmogenesis and genetics.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our bamow pages to help you find your new favourite book. Written in a clear, lively style, and enhanced by 12 photographs including candid shots of Rutherford, Bohr, Pauli, Heisenberg, Fermi and other notablesThirty Years that Shook Physics offers both scientists and laymen a highly readable introduction to the brilliant conception that helped unlock many secrets of energy and matter and laid the groundwork for future discoveries.

Consequently he can expatiate on working habits and idiosyncrasies as well as theories. Doubleday- Science – pages. With personal knowledge of the physicists involved, Gamow is able to share not only the physics in simple terms but also the atmosphere of the time.

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. This is an entertaining and imaginative piece of popular physics. In those pre-internet days, gossip got around more slowly. Thirty Years that Shook Physics: Marjori rated it liked it Jan 31, This “insider’s” vantage point lends special validity to his careful, accessible explanations of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Niels Bohr’s model of the atom, the pilot waves of Louis de Broglie and other path-breaking ideas.

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Thirty Years that Shook Physics: Tgat are no discussion topics on this book yet. Dec 31, Brian rated it really liked it. However, this book explains the concepts without the child-like aspects, and focuses on important figures in quantum physics. Shinde rated it really liked it Nov 27, I can’t claim to understand everything that was discussed in this book, but I do now have some understanding of why Schrodinger and Heisenberg came up tgat different methods but identical conclusions on wave mechanics of particle motion.

He ends the book with the Blegdamsvej Fausta delightful play written in by Niels Bohr’s students and colleagues to satirize the gamkw developments that were revolutionizing physics.

This celebrated play is available only in this volume.

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The Best Books of In addition, Gamow recounts a wealth of revealing personal anecdotes which give a warm human dimension to many giants of 20th-century physics. These thirty years are considered very gamlw in the history of Quantum 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. In the field of molecular biology, Gamow suggested the triplet mechanism for coding DNA. While that can be disheartening, it also makes this old book surprisingly relevant.

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It wraps up the fast paced progress as quantum physicists started to develop the concept of the atom.

This is one of my all time favorite popular books on physics! 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. Jan 14, Annie Kate thirtg it really liked it Shelves: Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three Just like how earth was flat to ancient people but certainly not to Magellan. His sense of humor is evident in his books and in his scientific career. Thaf author, himself a great scientist, gives in detail the part played by other great scientists Max Planck, N.

Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

Thirty Years that Shook Physics: This “insider’s” vantage point lends special validity to his careful, accessible explanations of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Niels Bohr’s model of the atom, the pilot waves of Louis de Broglie and other path-breaking ideas. Account Options Sign in.

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