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The more complex topics related to relativity and time-space paradigms will need a more erudite reader to understand and appreciate. 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. Oct 10, J. At that stage physical science will enter from the epoch of Columbus and Magellan into the epoch of the National Geographic Magazine!

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

It is an honour to hear his words through this book and to get a glimpse into his imagination. Nov 01, Jacob rated it really liked it. Some of the theories that were presented as mo This book was interesting for several reasons. Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe. Science writer Willy Ley praised Twoo book, describing it as an “admittedly rare Nov 19, Juan Meurrens rated it it was amazing. The Infinkty of Djwhal Khul: Theory of Quantum Physics.

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

The Art of the Intelligible: The Theory of Probability. Mathematics for the Non-mathematician Morris Kline. 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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Would you like us to take another look at this review? Excellent read for anyone interested in physics, maths and philosophy. Every high school graduate should have the understanding needed to follow each synopsis and the logical reasoning necessary to follow each explanation, however strange, pne each student is responsible enough to handle the information presented appropriately.

Written for the layman, Gamow should be required reading considering the simplicity of high school science and mathematics, and the goal stated on almost every syllabus concerning critical thinking skills.

In the Author’s Own Words: He doesn’t clutter up the narrative with stories about his personal life, and it’s not exactly because he’s short of material: 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.

Still, t Written in and last updated inGamow’s overview of the postwar state of the art in mathematics, physics, biology, and astronomy is lucid, if occasionally challenging, with charming illustrations by the author scattered through the text.


An Elementary Survey of Mathematics in Its Expounding facts and theories of modern science that as a reader it gives you a vivid image of the universe as it shows the scientist of today. 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.

Over delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by the author add another dimension of good-natured charm to these wide-ranging explorations.

In discussing relativity theory, George Gamow uses some limericks: That makes it sound worse than it is; it’s really not terrible.

Extra Dimensions in Space and Time. The author explains his thoughts very concisely and in a very easily understandable manner.

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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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