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One of the best math books ever written for non-mathematicians. 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.

Infinity also includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations. From X-rays to Quarks: Differential Geometry Erwin Kreyszig. View all 4 comments. It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe.

I love laymen science and this is the best I’ve read. Return to Book Page. Concepts of Mass in Classical and Modern Physics.

Some of the science is a little out of date, of course, but the presentation and ideas both mathematical and scientific is excellent. 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. Compared with these dull, pompous fantasists, George Gamow is a breath of fresh air.

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You had to follow the details closely, because in a way or another they build the whole idea. Fhree and Speculations of Science by George Gamow. May 11, Kadri rated it really liked it Shelves: Over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm inginity these wide-ranging explorations.

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Selections from His Writings. Bringing me to another often ignored point, the poor state of the US education system. Could be considered a predecessor of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos”.

One, Two, ThreeInfinity: Facts and Speculations of Science by George Gamow

I am forever indebted to Gamow for explaining to me different types of infinities and how to compare them in a way that I shall find difficult to forget even if someone were to hit me on the head with a hammer in all seriousness that experiment is out of bounds and quite frankly illegal. A Palette of Particles. An Elementary Survey of Mathematics in Its It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe.

Too often, the presentation of real science turns into an imagination’s death march into a bleak world of facts and foreign vocabulary. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on georbe book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Readable, accessible, with humor injected. Infinity also includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured ttwo to these wide-ranging explorations.

One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

Nov 10, Manny rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Never did I feel that Physics could be as wonderful as after infinith this marvelous book. For example, he starts asking “How to count infinities?

Infinity, as geeorge 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. The Truth About Our Universe.

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Aug 31, Gaurav Hirlekar rated it it was amazing. Before the Big Bang. Untypically for popular science books, this one is enhanced by the author’s own delightful sketches. Facts and Speculations of Science is a popular science book by theoretical physicist George Gamowfirst published inexploring some fundamental concepts in mathematics and science, but written at a level understandable by middle school students up through “intelligent layman” adults.

One, Two, Three…Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science

If you have ever wondered about physical phenomena, then, this is a book for you. The Theory of Probability. My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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 infinigy probability of the match sticks that crosses the line – this is Buffon’s needle problem and a well written proof of it – pretty impressive.

From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Quantum Revolution I — The Breakthrough. He has explained the different kinds of infinities that we are familiar with in each field of study and has done so, beautifully.