George Gamow () wrote the popular book One,. Two, Three In nity: Facts and Speculations of Science. Note that, in our title, Three is in parentheses and. 1 George Gamow () wrote the popular book One, Two, Three,, Three is in brackets and the dots are not between Three and Infinity. One Two Three Infinity - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. Infinity, as in his other books, George Gamow succeeds where others fail.
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ONE TWO THREE INFINITY. byGEORGE GAMOV. Topics SCIENCE, POPULAR SCIENCE. Collectionopensource. LanguageEnglish. One Two Three Infinity: Facts and Speculation of Scienceby George Gamow. Title One Two Three Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science; Author(s) George Gamow; Publisher: Dover Publications; Revised ed. edition (September 1.
The Law of Disorder IX. Untypically for popular science books, this one is enhanced by the author's own delightful sketches. Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three Infinity was published in In the Author's Own Words: "If and when all the laws governing physical phenomena are finally discovered, and all the empirical constants occurring in these laws are finally expressed through the four independent basic constants, we will be able to say that physical science has reached its end, that no excitement is left in further explorations, and that all that remains to a physicist is either tedious work on minor details or the self-educational study and adoration of the magnificence of the completed system.
The book led me to one of my favourite limericks, one that is on the Fitz Gerald Contraction.
There was a young fellow named, Fisk; Whose fencing was exceedingly brisk; So fast was his action; The Fitz-Gerald contraction; Reduced his rapier to a disk. There are illustrations for many topics and Gamow is a master at creating wonder and awe for all the different fields. One thing I will say, though, is that it covered a fair bit of elementary chemistry, something that is hard for me to gulp to this very day. Seems interesting, well, as interesting as chemistry will get for me! Apart from that, the book kept me cooing till the end.
The last chapter is absolutely perfect. 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. He brings that ability to bear in this delightful expedition through the problems, pleasures, and puzzles of modern science.
Among the topics scrutinized with the author s celebrated good humor and pedagogical prowess are the macrocosm and the microcosm, theory of numbers, relativity of space and time, entropy, genes, atomic structure, nuclear fission, and the origin of the solar system. In the pages of this book readers grapple with such crucial matters as whether it is possible to bend space, why a rocket shrinks, the "end of the world problem," excursions into the fourth dimension, and a host of other tantalizing topics for the scientifically curious.
Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three. Infinity also includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations.
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. It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe. Infinity, as in his other books, George Gamow succeeds where others fail because of his remarkable ability to combine technical accuracy, choice of material, dignity of expression, and readability. Flag for inappropriate content. Related titles.
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