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The Resource Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland : or, Stories of c, G, and h, by G. Gamow ; illustrated by John Hookman

Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland : or, Stories of c, G, and h, by G. Gamow ; illustrated by John Hookman

Label
Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland : or, Stories of c, G, and h
Title
Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland
Title remainder
or, Stories of c, G, and h
Statement of responsibility
by G. Gamow ; illustrated by John Hookman
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mr Tompkins has become known and loved by many thousands of readers (since his first appearance over fifty years ago) as the bank clerk whose fantastic dreams and adventures lead him into a world inside the atom. George Gamow's classic provides a delightful explanation of the central concepts in modern physics, from atomic structure to relativity, and quantum theory to fusion and fission
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
530.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC6
LC item number
.G23 1940
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland : or, Stories of c, G, and h, by G. Gamow ; illustrated by John Hookman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First dream: Toy universe -- Second dream: The quantum room -- Third dream: City speed limit -- Fourth dream: More uncertainty -- Fifth dream: Mr Tompkins takes a holiday -- Sixth dream: Last adventure -- Appendix: The three lectures given by the professor (which inspired the dreams of Mr Tompkins) -- First lecture: Relativity of space and time -- Second lecture: Curved space and gravitation -- Third lecture: The quantum of action
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 91 pages
Lccn
40004473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy is part of the Alan J. Silver Alice in Wonderland Collection (Collection 549). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 3.
  • Spec. Coll. copy: Beige-brown cloth, stamped in red and green, over boards. Ex Libris Howard de Forest.
  • YRL Collection has 1944 printing; SEL/EMS Collection has 1945 printing.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00531034
  • ucoclc531034
Label
Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland : or, Stories of c, G, and h, by G. Gamow ; illustrated by John Hookman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First dream: Toy universe -- Second dream: The quantum room -- Third dream: City speed limit -- Fourth dream: More uncertainty -- Fifth dream: Mr Tompkins takes a holiday -- Sixth dream: Last adventure -- Appendix: The three lectures given by the professor (which inspired the dreams of Mr Tompkins) -- First lecture: Relativity of space and time -- Second lecture: Curved space and gravitation -- Third lecture: The quantum of action
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 91 pages
Lccn
40004473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy is part of the Alan J. Silver Alice in Wonderland Collection (Collection 549). This item does not circulate but may be viewed in Library Special Collections upon request. Search the collection title to request the item from the collection record. Item is in box 3.
  • Spec. Coll. copy: Beige-brown cloth, stamped in red and green, over boards. Ex Libris Howard de Forest.
  • YRL Collection has 1944 printing; SEL/EMS Collection has 1945 printing.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00531034
  • ucoclc531034

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