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Holes in nothing; Thus, the work is too difficult for the layman and too inaccurate for the specialist, and falls between two stools. Lists with This Book. The book is a blend of these fanciful adventures with straightforward discussions of science.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read saving…. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography gamwo and more. The discussion had meandered into a messy philosophical argument bringing into question our understanding quantum physics, as discussions often did in the cloistered world of university physics departments. Now, how do you explain it to a reader who may not have heard of complex numbers?

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Strongly recommended to everyone just for the fun of it. Don’t have a Kindle? The theories are no tomkins cutting-edge, as they were in the s, but I don’t think this book will ever grow old. Special offers and product promotions Also check our best rated Biography reviews. Snow, who is the editor of a popular scientific magazine Discovery published by the Cambridge University Press.

See Complete Table of Contents. Mr Tompkins Tastes a Japanese Meal. This book surprised me.

I read this first while doing a Physics degree in the 70’s. I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about science.

The Professor’s lecture on relativity which caused Mr Tompkins’s dream; 3.

From the standpoint of the history of science, it is interesting to tomkins an account of the “latest” developments–as of in quantum physics and relativity from the point of view of a tompkiins and one of the big names in the field. It is based around the adventures of a character called Mr Tompkins, who is interested in Following their marriage Maud refers to him as ‘Cyril’. Actually, notwithstanding the awe that surrounds Albert Einstein and his work, the Special Theory of Relativity published in is not that difficult to understand.


I have to disagree with the In fact, this kind of writing is never satisfactory. It continues with lectures on physics Mr Tompkins attempt during which he always manage to grab some more md and some more dreams about quantum mechanics and atoms.

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This egorge is a classic popularization of science by one of the great popular science writers who was also a brilliant physicist. This is a thoroughly charming little book with a pleasantly Mr.