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.

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.

The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein


Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136817
Category: Science
Page: 368
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The distinguished scientist and author traces the development of physics from the age of the ancient Greeks to modern particle physics, offering fascinating biographical and historical data. 136 illustrations.

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.

My world line; an informal autobiography


Author: George Gamow
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 178
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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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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.

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

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 Universe and Dr. Einstein


Author: Lincoln Barnett,Albert Einstein
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486445194
Category: Science
Page: 128
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Acclaimed by Einstein himself, this is among the clearest, most readable expositions of relativity theory. It explains the problems Einstein faced, the experiments that led to his theories, and what his findings reveal about the forces that govern the universe. 1957 edition.

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.

Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution


Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118331885
Category: Science
Page: 336
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A lively, fascinating biography of the father of quantum mechanics by the bestselling author of the science classic, In Search of Schrödinger's Cat Erwin Schrödinger, best known for his famous “Schrödinger's Cat” paradox, is one of the most famous physicists of the early twentieth century and a member of a new generation of quantum physicists, including Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, and Niels Bohr. Yet Schrödinger's scientific discoveries only scratch the surface of what makes him so fascinating. More rumpled than Einstein, a devotee of eastern religion and philosophy, and infamous for his alternative lifestyle, his major contribution to physics—and the work for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1933—was to some extent a disappointment to him. Regardless, Schrödinger's masterpiece became an important part of the new physics of his time. This book tells the story of Schrödinger's surprisingly colorful life during one of the most fertile and creative moments in the history of science. The first accessible, in-depth biography of the Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger Takes you into the heart of the quantum revolution and explains the captivating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science Written by bestselling author John Gribbin, one of today's greatest popular science writers whose other books include In Search of Schrödinger's Cat , In Search of the Multiverse, and Alone in the Universe

The Origin and Development of the Quantum Theory


Author: Max Planck,Ludwik Silberstein,Hans Thacher Clarke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781376030440
Category: History
Page: 28
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The Quantum Story

A history in 40 moments
Author: Jim Baggott
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191604291
Category: Science
Page: 496
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The twentieth century was defined by physics. From the minds of the world's leading physicists there flowed a river of ideas that would transport mankind to the pinnacle of wonderment and to the very depths of human despair. This was a century that began with the certainties of absolute knowledge and ended with the knowledge of absolute uncertainty. It was a century in which physicists developed weapons with the capacity to destroy our reality, whilst at the same time denying us the possibility that we can ever properly comprehend it. Almost everything we think we know about the nature of our world comes from one theory of physics. This theory was discovered and refined in the first thirty years of the twentieth century and went on to become quite simply the most successful theory of physics ever devised. Its concepts underpin much of the twenty-first century technology that we have learned to take for granted. But its success has come at a price, for it has at the same time completely undermined our ability to make sense of the world at the level of its most fundamental constituents. Rejecting the fundamental elements of uncertainty and chance implied by quantum theory, Albert Einstein once famously declared that 'God does not play dice'. Niels Bohr claimed that anybody who is not shocked by the theory has not understood it. The charismatic American physicist Richard Feynman went further: he claimed that nobody understands it. This is quantum theory, and this book tells its story. Jim Baggott presents a celebration of this wonderful yet wholly disconcerting theory, with a history told in forty episodes — significant moments of truth or turning points in the theory's development. From its birth in the porcelain furnaces used to study black body radiation in 1900, to the promise of stimulating new quantum phenomena to be revealed by CERN's Large Hadron Collider over a hundred years later, this is the extraordinary story of the quantum world. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

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.