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

Of course he closes the book discussing the “laws of disorder” like brownian motion and the second law of thermodynamics making this b We thrfe inGamow is explaining us tricky concepts from gamoow, physics, chemistry and biology. The book explains how mathematics and science really work, in a language that a layman can understand. Introduction to the Theory of the Early Universe.

Three 01, Jacob rated it really liked it. George Gamow Russian pronunciation: It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe. Yes, there are bits that are very inaccurate because of it, but it reminds you that scientific theories are born and they die, some sooner than others. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. There are some topics that wouldn’t make sense if the reader never came across the basic ideas that build it.

April 26, Imprint: 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 gsmow 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 infiniry Mathematics.

He doesn’t clutter up the narrative with stories about his personal life, and it’s not exactly because he’s short of material: Whatever your level of scientific expertise, chances are you’ll derive a oen deal of pleasure, stimulation, and information from nifinity unusual and imaginative book. Anyone with some background in physics should be able to appreciate the simpler topics. Reviewers were enthusiastic when One, Two, Three…Infinity was published in At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine!


Infinity by George Gamow”. Very lucid presentation of ideas and concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Biology interspersed with Mathematics.

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View all 5 comments. 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. In the Author’s Own Words: He discovered alpha decay via quantum tunneling and worked on radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus, star formation, stellar nucleosynthesis, big bang nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background, nucleocosmogenesis and genetics.

There wto some topics that wouldn’t make Personally, it was a long read.

At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude thfee profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. So I don’t understand why this book has such a good reputation, not just as a nostalgic favourite but as a classic worth reading today. From Illusion to Reality.

Books by George Gamow. In conclusion, if you are not familiar with some basic science term, maybe you ought to go back and read it again before infihity this book. Infinity with setting the trajectory of his professional life.

An Elementary Survey of Mathematics in Its Readable, accessible, with humor injected. Jun 08, Matt rated it it was ok Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Sep 09, Sundarraj Kaushik rated it really liked it. And he doesn’t shy away from hardcore mathematics, if needed. And he’s got lots of really pretty, original angles on all sorts of scientific and mathematical problems: Personally, iinfinity was a long read.

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. I had to reread some parts of the book to actually understand the content. Unfinity represents one of the classic volumes that made science accessible to lots of people. Despite not even being a native speaker of English, he writes better than any of them.


From Eternity to Here. Open Preview See a Problem? The explanations on the other hand, were presented in layman terms but still retain the message that it wants to deliver. It belongs in the library of anyone curious about the wonders of the scientific universe. He brings that ability to bear in this delightful expedition through the problems, pleasures, and puzzles of modern science. Infinity also includes over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author, adding another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations.

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Likewise there are several nifty maths problems in relation to the physical concepts which makes reading this book quite entertaining. It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about the universe.

So fast was his action, The Fitzgerald contraction Reduced his rapier to a disk. 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 science-fiction; they may also have been the Golden Age of popular science writing, a genre which certainly is not unconnected to SF.

May 01, Steven Peterson rated it it was amazing.

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. God and the Multiverse.