Thirty Years that Shook Physics has ratings and 26 reviews. “Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists. Thirty years that shook physics: the story of quantum theory Somewhat amusing to hear Gamow refer to the next generation of theoretical physicists ( Feynman. “”Dr. Gamow, physicist and gifted writer, has sketched an intriguing portrait of the scientists and clashing ideas that made the quantum.

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He really tries to intuitively explain the physics but I think it won’t hurt to have some general knowledge about physics and quantum physics before reading this book. So I was really curious but a little bit anxious to read about the subject.

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Gamow was not just a spectator at the theoretical breakthroughs which fundamentally altered our view of the fhirty, he was an active participant who made important contributions of his own. These thirty years are considered very important in the history of Quantum physics.

Although this book was first published in nearly 50 years agono new ggamow have been made in quantum physics since that time. I first read this book several decades ago and enjoyed it hugely this second time as well.

At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine! Thirty years phyics shook physics by G. He emigrated to the United States in and taught at George Washington University and at thiety University of Colorado In the Author’s Own Words: The part which I liked, personally is where he explains – the Pauli effect – a mysterious effect, with no explanation yet. Consider it the short story of Quantum Physics.

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If you want to learn about quantum physics, this book will help you learn Thirty years that shook physics by G.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. View all 9 comments. Apr 26, Dan Cohen rated it really liked it Shelves: Just like how theory of relativity showed that at very high velocities and very large distances things do not behave as “they should have”. Return to Book Page.

He went on to become a mathematical physicist celebrated for numerous esoteric theories including his development of the Big Bang idea of cosmic creation.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Physids example, one of the key papers on the “big bang” theory is called the alpha-beta-gamma paper. Breezy introduction to the modern physics revolution —, with cute line illustrations. Just like how earth was flat to ancient people but certainly not to Magellan.

Thirty Years that Shook Physics: I found this to be a very cohesive account of the history of the field of modern physics, beginning in early twentieth century and ending in the ‘s or so.

Thirty Years that Shook Physics: The Story of Quantum Theory

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Quantum physics takes you to to the scale electrons neutrons protons and neutrinos. Jun 09, Ahlam rated it really liked it. Pop science, but from one of the guys in on the ground floor of quantum physics. Dirac Pauli Principle phenomena photoelectric effect plate positively charged Professor proton quan quantized quantum numbers quantum orbits Quantum Theory radiation radioactive relativistic result Rutherford Schrodinger’s shell space spectra spectral lines spin studies temperature theoretical physicist theoretical physics Theory of Relativity thermal ticles tion trajectory trons ultraviolet University velocity vibration wave equation wave mechanics wavelength X-rays y-rays.

Oct 11, Daniel rated it really liked it. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Thirty Years that Shook Physics: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Although Gamow’s basic assumption that the primordial universe contained only neutrons was incorrect, this assumption stimulated a great deal of subsequent work in cosmology. Doubleday- Science – pages. Absolutely loved this book and will definently come back to it again. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.