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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Fascinating history showing the personalities of many of my scientific heroes! In the Author’s Own Words: PauliDe Broglie, W.
Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory by George Gamow
Trivia About Thirty Years that Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. 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 yearw the ‘s or so.
His scientific work covered many fields, mostly related to nuclear physics. Jan 14, Annie Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: Gamow’s ability to explain difficult physical concepts is well-known from his stories about Mr.
Lucid, accessible introduction to the influential theory of tat and matter features careful explanations of Dirac’s anti-particles, Bohr’s model of the atom, and much more.
The Strange Story of the Quantum. Jul 08, Nor Sofiah rated it it was amazing. 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.
Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory
I can’t claim to understand everything that was discussed in this book, but I do now have some understanding of why Schrodinger and Heisenberg came up with different methods but identical conclusions on wave mechanics of particle motion.
From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: It phyzics wonderful in simply a word. The Story of Quantum Theory By.
Lists with This Book. Apr 16, Karl rated it really liked it. The Story of Quantum Mechanics. For physicists, immersed in mathematical theories, who can no longer see the forest for the trees, this book gives a quick overview of the beginnings of quantum theory. He end the 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.
This is for those who do not know what our younger educated elite is studying today. He went on to become a mathematical physicist celebrated for numerous esoteric theories including his development of the Big Bang idea of cosmic creation.
But Gamow was not the playwright, and decided to just add it for entertainment purposes at the end, so I cannot criticize him for that.
If you want to learn about quantum physics, this book will help you learn Thirty years that shook physics by G. Common terms and phrases a-particles according anti-particles atomic electrons atomic nucleus British physicist Broglie waves calculations Chapter classical mechanics classical physics collision constant Copenhagen corresponding Ehrenfest Einstein elec electric charge electromagnetic elementary particles elements emission emitted energy levels equal exist experiment experimental explain FAUST Fermi field forces formula frequency Gamow German gravitational Gretchen Heisenberg hydrogen atom idea infinite interaction J.
People who want science to be fun. In the field of molecular biology, Gamow suggested the triplet mechanism for coding DNA.
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. The Works of Archimedes.
A fine retelling of the early days of quantum physics and a hint at the beauty of the theory. The Story of Quantum Theory By: It is a history of early 20th-century physics organized around some of the major contributing scientists. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Gamow’s drawings are charming and he writes well and at the right level.
For physicists, immersed in mathematical theories, who can no longer see the forest for the trees, this book gives a quick overview of the beginnings of q I first read this book several decades ago and enjoyed it hugely this second time as well.
This book does an excellent job of explaining the various achievements in quantum physics over a critical thirty year period. He ends the book with the Blegdamsvej Faust, a delightful play written in by Niels Bohr’s students and colleagues to satirize the epochal developments that were revolutionizing physics. Quotes from Thirty Years that I picked this book up at a sale event in our public library.
Here you find bits and pieces of their personalities and their scientific achievements. 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: Published July 1st by Dover Publications first published Want to Phgsics saving…. Dirac Pauli Principle phenomena photoelectric effect plate positively charged Professor proton quan quantized quantum numbers quantum orbits Quantum Theory radiation radioactive relativistic result Rutherford Schrodinger’s shell space spectra spectral lines spin studies temperature theoretical physicist theoretical physics Theory of Relativity thermal ticles tion trajectory trons ultraviolet University velocity vibration wave equation wave mechanics wavelength X-rays y-rays.
I had a good laugh when reading about Pauli’s very funny third principle of things breaking down in laboratories in the presence of theoretical physicists.