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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THIRTY YEARS THAT SHOOK PHYSICS: The Story of Quantum Theory by George Gamow | Kirkus Reviews
Quantum physics takes you to to the scale electrons neutrons protons and neutrinos. Gamow’s ability to explain difficult physical concepts is well-known from his stories about Mr. In those pre-internet days, gossip got around more slowly.
The Great Physicists from Gwmow to Einstein. Trivia About Thirty Years that Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the physisc and clashing ideas that made the quantum revolution. The book also offers a relatively xhook 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.
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.
However, this book explains the concepts shoik This book does an excellent job of explaining the various achievements in quantum physics over a critical thirty year period. Consequently he can expatiate on working habits and idiosyncrasies as well as theories.
There’s a hilarious version of Faust at the ends closely imitating the meters of the original but geared to the interests of the theoretical physicist: His sense of humor is evident in his books and in his scientific career.
I first read this book several decades ago and enjoyed it hugely this second time as well.
If you want to learn about quantum physics, this book will help you learn Thirty years that shook physics by G. An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling. Cesar rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Gamow was not just a spectator at the theoretical breakthroughs which fundamentally altered our view of the universe, yeas was an active participant who made important contributions of his own.
This “insider’s” vantage point lends special validity to his careful, accessible explanations of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, Niels Bohr’s yeags of the atom, the pilot waves of Louis de Broglie and other path-breaking ideas.
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Lists with This Book. In this chatty account of the development of quantum theory he demonstrates once again his ability to entertain the layman. Breezy introduction to the physivs physics revolution —, with cute line illustrations.
The book also offers a relatively easy to unders I picked this book up at a sale event in our public library.
Books by George Gamow. Jun 09, Ahlam rated it really liked it.
Fascinating history showing the personalities of many of my scientific heroes! Although the whole book offers a lot of interesting material for a physics lover, the physlcs I keep coming back to it is The Blegdamsvej Faust. Thirty Years that Shook Physics: In this lucid layman’s introduction to quantum theory, an eminent physicist and noted popularizer of science traces the development of quantum theory from the turn of the century to about — from Planck’s seminal concept still developing to anti-particles, mesons, and Enrico Fermi’s nuclear research.
Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory
I can’t claim to understand everything that was discu I found this to be a very cohesive account of the history of the field of modern physics, beginning in early twentieth century and ending in the ‘s or so. I salute George Gamow.
This profound insight, along with Einstein’s equally momentous theories of relativity, completely revolutionized man’s view of matter, energy, and the nature ohysics physics itself.
The Story of Quantum Theory By: Recommended for those studying physics as well as those interested in the history of science. In this lucid layman’s introduction to quantum theory, an eminent physicist and noted popularizer of science traces the development of quantum theory from the turn of the century to about —from Planck’s seminal concept still thiryt to anti-particles, mesons and Enrico Fermi’s nuclear research.
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