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Two Modern Physics Books

  1. Dec 4, 2004 #1
    What do you think on the value of these two entertaining books on Modern Physics by George Gamov: "Mr Tompkins in paperback" and "One, Two, Three...Infinity". They make the modern concepts like special and general relativity, quantum physics, 4D space, etc., very understandable for beginners.
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  3. Dec 4, 2004 #2
    I hear "One, Two, Three... Infinity" is a great read. Although i haven't read it myself.

    What level of beginner is this? Beginner as in Undergraduate Study, or as in anyone interested?
  4. Dec 5, 2004 #3


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    The Mister Tomkins books are entertaining introductions. They won't teach you any real SR or QM but they make real the quantum and relativistic weirdness.
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