Gamow presents complex subjects with simple analogies and clever cartoons. His science, rivets like a jackhammer, pounding out universal revelations with each new page. One, Two, Three Infinity walks us through the worlds of nuclear physics, cosmology, biology, relativity, quantum theory, and astrophysics without skipping a beat. We learn how to measure the height of an oil molecule in a bathtub, the rotation of our milky way with a red shift, and why everything wishes it were silver.
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Gamow presents complex subjects with simple analogies and clever cartoons. His science, rivets like a jackhammer, pounding out universal revelations with each new page. One, Two, Three Infinity walks us through the worlds of nuclear physics, cosmology, biology, relativity, quantum theory, and astrophysics without skipping a beat.
We learn how to measure the height of an oil molecule in a bathtub, the rotation of our milky way with a red shift, and why everything wishes it were silver. But Gamow keeps it light and by transcending the minutia, makes a reader that floats above it and keeps its value even now, half a decade after its first publication. Infinity is something like the Brief History of Time before it was cool - with a different theme and slightly less focus.
Its aim is to present the reader with a quick overview of the cutting-edge science at the time It is kind of hard to "take a step back" from this book and try to approach it form the point of view of the "general reader" instead of a scientist who already has a lot of background in the things discussed here. Its aim is to present the reader with a quick overview of the cutting-edge science at the time it was published.
Now, since that happened decades ago - depending on when your edition comes from - you encounter: - the most of the things being correct, exciting and insightful.
The author is a great popularizer - as his breed of scientist tends to be somehow - and takes one through both the macro- astronomy and the micro-world quantum mechanics but also bits of biology - some things being, expectedly, not quite as cutting-edge.
The claim that the Universe is older than 3B years is correct, but now we know much better. Similarly with the nature of supernovae. DNA is never once mentioned.
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Mazugis One Two Three Infinity — Wikipedia Gamoow WITHOUT MEASURE Although your memory of the geometry with which you be- came familiar in your school days, that is, the science of space measurements, 1 may tell you that georte consists mostly of a large number of theorems concerning the numerical relationships between various distances and angles as, for example, the famous Pythagorean theorem concerning the three sides of a right-angled trianglethe fact is that a great many hamow the most fundamental properties of space do not require any measure- ments of lengths or angles whatsoever. Facts and Speculations of Science. Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics. You feel, of course, intuitively that there are as many even numbers as there are odd, and this is in complete agreement with the above rule, since a one-to-one correspondence of these numbers can be arranged: As recently asa Russian mathematician, Schnirelman, succeeded in taking the first constructive step toward the desired proof. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 16, Jenna rated it really liked it Shelves: Check it out and see what pop science ought to be like! Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein.
His father taught Russian language and literature in high school, and his mother taught geography and history at a school for girls. In addition to Russian, Gamow learned to speak some French from his mother and German from a tutor. Gamow learned fluent English in his college years and later. Most of his early publications were in German or Russian, but he later switched to writing in English for both technical papers and for the lay audience. He was educated at the Institute of Physics and Mathematics in Odessa  —23 and at the University of Leningrad —
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