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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He ends phusics book with the Blegdamsvej Fausta delightful play written in by Niels Bohr’s students and colleagues to satirize the epochal developments that were revolutionizing physics.
Apr 26, Dan Cohen rated it really liked it Shelves: This book does an excellent job of explaining the various achievements in quantum physics over a critical thirty year period.
Doubleday- Science – pages. Gamow’s drawings are charming and he writes well and at the right level. Mar 17, Astrotama rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Thirty Years that Shook Physicsplease sign up.
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: Amazing Development of Quantum world. Lists with This Book. Apr 16, Physcis rated it really liked it. Gaomw, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum revolution.
Thirty Years that Shook Physics : The Story of Quantum Theory
In the Author’s Own Words: This celebrated play is available only in this volume. Gamow was not just a spectator at the theoretical breakthroughs which fundamentally altered our view of the universe, he was an active participant who made important contributions of his own.
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. It wraps up the fast paced progress as quantum physicists started to develop the concept of the atom.
If you want to learn about quantum physics, this book will help you learn the basics about it, and at times it is is funny too when it describes some of the incidents related to these scientists. Aug 26, Ajeet Mishra rated it really liked it Shelves: PaperbackFirst Dover Editionpages.
Untypically for popular science books, this one is enhanced by the author’s own delightful sketches. This is for those who do not know what our younger educated elite is studying today.
Thigty addition, Gamow recounts a wealth of revealing personal anecdotes which give a warm human dimension to many giants of 20th-century physics. This profound insight, along with Einstein’s equally momentous theories of relativity, completely revolutionized man’s view of matter, energy, and the nature of physics itself.
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Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory
Dec 31, Brian rated it really liked it. In the Author’s Own Words: Tompkins” series one of the most famousGamow used the figure of a curious, interested bank clerk as a protagonist for various journeys into quantum physics and gravity.
At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He does a splendid job of walking you through the early decades of the quantum revolution, cleverly mixing anecdotes about his old friends Bohr, Pauli, Dirac and others with some quite sensible physics.
These thirty years are considered very important in the history of Quantum physics. When a scientist’s experiment went wrong, he wrote a letter to Pauli.