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One, Two, ThreeInfinity: Facts and Speculations of Science by George Gamow
If we had books like this for textbooks, every young student would dream of becoming a scientist. His science, rivets like a jackhammer, pounding out universal revelations with each new page.
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One, Two, Three…Infinity : Facts and Speculations of Science
Likewise there are several nifty maths problems in relation to the physical concepts which makes reading this book quite entertaining. Second Grade Geography Series. Other books in this series. We learn how to measure the height of an oil molecule in a bathtub, the twoo of our milky way with a red shif I love laymen science and this is the best I’ve read.
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On topics that I’m unfamiliar with but capable of understanding random thermal motion, diffusion I find his explanations unnecessarily confusing. The book led me to one of my favourite limericks, one that is on the Fitz Gerald Contraction.
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Written in and last updated inGamow’s overview of the postwar state of the art in mathematics, physics, biology, and astronomy is lucid, if occasionally challenging, with charming illustrations by the author scattered through the text. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. An entertaining read, written at a gaomw accessible level and before it was decided that math had to be banished from pop sci books.
The book explains how mathematics and science really work, in a language that a layman can understand. Whatever your level of scientific expertise, chances are you’ll derive a great deal of pleasure, stimulation, and information from this unusual and imaginative book. This reminds me of a quote by Carl Sagan where he calls Infiinity, the shackles of time. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?
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Infinity lne includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. Oct 13, Ananta Ambar rated it really liked it Shelves: He ends with who knows what the universe was like before the beginning of the universe as we know it and narrates the reversal of events from possibly death to life.
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Anyone gamw some background in physics should be able to appreciate the simpler topics. Likewise, the differences between natural and artificial numbers. Jun 08, Matt rated it it was ok Shelves: At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The Infibity of Djwhal Khul: And on a topic that I do understand basic probability he gets at least one thing badly wrong.
Some of the theories that were presented as mo This book was interesting for several reasons. Among many concepts illustrated by way of math, there is a thing that relates Pi and Probabilitythat isone should be able to calculate the value of Pi by dropping match sticks of shorter length over a paper marked with equidistant parallel lines and finding the probability of the match sticks that onf the line – this is Buffon’s needle problem and a well written proof of it – pretty impressive.