Thirty Years that Shook Physics

The Story of Quantum Theory
Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486135160
Category: Science
Page: 240
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Lucid, accessible introduction to the influential theory of energy and matter features careful explanations of Dirac's anti-particles, Bohr's model of the atom, and much more. Numerous drawings. 1966 edition.

Thirty Years that Shook Physics

The Story of Quantum Theory
Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486248950
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Lucid, accessible introduction to the influential theory of energy and matter features careful explanations of Dirac's anti-particles, Bohr's model of the atom, and much more. Numerous drawings. 1966 edition.

Thirty years that shook physics

the story of quantum theory
Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Lucid, accessible introduction to the influential theory of energy and matter features careful explanations of Dirac's anti-particles, Bohr's model of the atom, and much more. Numerous drawings. 1966 edition.

The Creation of the Universe


Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486165485
Category: Science
Page: 160
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Lively and authoritative, this survey by a renowned physicist explains the formation of the galaxies and defines the concept of an ever-expanding universe in simple terms. 1961 edition. 40 figures.

Mr Tompkins in Paperback


Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110739452X
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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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.

The Story of Quantum Mechanics


Author: Victor Guillemin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486428741
Category: Science
Page: 332
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Written by a renowned MIT mathematician, this introduction to the evolution of quantum physics also explores philosophical implications, including issues of causality, determinism, and free will. 48 illustrations. 1968 edition.

Gravity


Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486317110
Category: Science
Page: 176
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A distinguished physicist and teacher takes a reader-friendly look at three scientists whose work unlocked many of the mysteries behind the laws of physics: Galileo, Newton, and Einstein.

Great Physicists

The Life and Times of Leading Physicists from Galileo to Hawking
Author: William H. Cropper
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199832088
Category: Science
Page: 514
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Here is a lively history of modern physics, as seen through the lives of thirty men and women from the pantheon of physics. William H. Cropper vividly portrays the life and accomplishments of such giants as Galileo and Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, right up to contemporary figures such as Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, and Stephen Hawking. We meet scientists--all geniuses--who could be gregarious, aloof, unpretentious, friendly, dogged, imperious, generous to colleagues or contentious rivals. As Cropper captures their personalities, he also offers vivid portraits of their great moments of discovery, their bitter feuds, their relations with family and friends, their religious beliefs and education. In addition, Cropper has grouped these biographies by discipline--mechanics, thermodynamics, particle physics, and others--each section beginning with a historical overview. Thus in the section on quantum mechanics, readers can see how the work of Max Planck influenced Niels Bohr, and how Bohr in turn influenced Werner Heisenberg. Our understanding of the physical world has increased dramatically in the last four centuries. With Great Physicists, readers can retrace the footsteps of the men and women who led the way.

The Strange Story of the Quantum

An Account for the General Reader of the Growth of the Ideas Underlying Our Present Atomic Knowledge
Author: Banesh Hoffmann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486205185
Category: Science
Page: 285
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This timeless exploration of the work of the great physicists of the early 20th century employs analogies, examples, and imaginative insights rather than computations to explain the dramatic impact of quantum physics on classical theory. Topics include Pauli's exclusion principle, Schroedinger's wave equation, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, and many other concepts. 1959 edition.

Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland

Or, Stories of C, G, and H, by G. Gamow ... Illustrated by John Hookham
Author: George Gamow
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: N.A
Category: Quantum theory
Page: 91
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One Two Three . . . Infinity

Facts and Speculations of Science
Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486135179
Category: Science
Page: 384
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Over 120 delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. A mind-expanding volume for the layman and the science-minded.

The Birth and Death of the Sun

Stellar Evolution and Subatomic Energy
Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486442314
Category: Science
Page: 219
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In this fascinating book, a renowned physicist outlines the discoveries and theories that illuminate the evolution of our world. One of the founders of Big Bang theory, George Gamow employs language that's both scientifically accurate and easy to understand as he traces the development of atomic theory. 1952 edition. 78 illustrations.

The Picture Book of Quantum Mechanics


Author: Siegmund Brandt,Hans Dieter Dahmen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461439515
Category: Science
Page: 472
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The aim of this book is to explain the basic concepts and phenomena of quantum mechanics by means of visualisation. Computer-generated illustrations in color are used extensively throughout the text, helping to establish the relation between quantum mechanics—wave functions, interference, atomic structure, and so forth—and classical physics—point mechanics, statistical mechanics, and wave optics. Even more important, by studying the pictures in parallel with the text, readers develop an intuition for such notoriously abstract phenomena as: the tunnel effect excitation and decay of metastable states wave-packet motion within a well systems of distinguishable and indistinguishable particles free wave packets and scattering in 3 dimensions angular-momentum decomposition stationary bound states in various 3-dimensional potentials hybrid states Kepler motion of wave packets in the Coulomb field spin and magnetic resonance Illustrations from experiments in a variety of fields, including chemistry, and molecular, atomic, nuclear, and particle physics, underline the basic as well as the practical importance of quantum mechanics. In the present, fourth edition all computer graphics are presented in full colour. It also contains additional physics topics such as hybridisation.

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics


Author: Paul A. M. Dirac
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486320286
Category: Science
Page: 96
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Four concise, brilliant lectures on mathematical methods in quantum mechanics from Nobel Prize–winning quantum pioneer build on idea of visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics.

Atomic Energy in Cosmic and Human Life

Fifty Years of Radioactivity
Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107402085
Category: Science
Page: 182
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First published in 1945, in the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this book offers a unique account of the problem of atomic energy and the underlying principles of radioactive decay. Written by the pre-eminent physicist George Gamow, it was designed to give a complete picture of atomic energy.

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics

A Math-Free Exploration of the Science That Made Our World
Author: James Kakalios
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101565519
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Most of us are unaware of how much we depend on quantum mechanics on a day-to-day basis. Using illustrations and examples from science fiction pulp magazines and comic books, The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics that underlie the world we live in. Watch a Video