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It was a great read nonetheless. He brings that ability to bear in this delightful expedition through the problems, pleasures, and puzzles of modern science. Mathematical Fallacies and Paradoxes. gamwo

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Views Read Edit View history. In discussing relativity theory, George Gamow uses some limericks: Among many concepts illustrated by way of math, there is a thing that relates Pi and Probabilitythat isone should be able to calculate the value of Pi by dropping match sticks of shorter length over a paper marked with equidistant parallel lines and finding the probability of the match sticks that crosses the line – this is Buffon’s needle problem and a well written proof of it Very lucid presentation of ideas and concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Biology interspersed with Mathematics.

Want to Read saving…. 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.


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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. Differential Geometry Erwin Kreyszig. Unusual Properties of Space IV.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. He comes close to predicting DNA. Science writer Willy Ley praised Gamow’s book, describing it as an “admittedly rare As for the style, it’s fairly readable, but not to my taste. Gamow has many other books in this vein. Infinity was published in Brimming with amusing anecdotes and provocative problems, One Two Three.

Gamow, one of the greatest physicists of 20th century, whose passion for the maths and science is communicated in this book, whether explaining the wonders of infinite series, or how to locate a hidden pirate’s treasure chest using imaginary numbers. May 01, Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing.

He does a nice job of covering Relativity in semi-technical terms. Check it out and see what pop science ought to be like!

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Relativity and Its Roots. Some of the theories that were presented as mo This book was interesting for several reasons. They are stylistically weak, the authors alternate between patronis Having just read this fine book, closely preceded by the equally excellent Frontiers of AstronomyI’m beginning to feel that the 40s and 50s were not just the Golden Age of infinitty they may also have been the Golden Age of popular science writing, a genre which certainly is not unconnected to SF.


Likewise, the differences between natural and artificial numbers. There are some topics that wouldn’t make sense if the reader never came across the basic ideas that build it. No, cancel Yes, report it Infunity Infinityplease sign up. The last chapter is absolutely perfect.

Game Theory Morton D. I wish I had written my review sooner after reading the book! There’s magic in these pages. It took me some time to understand certain parts of the book, e. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. A Brief History of Time. Other editions – View all One Two Three. Excellent read for anyone interested in physics, maths and philosophy.

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