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. Naturally, parts of it are quite dated, but thankfully Gamow is a very engaging writer he writes simply but very, very well. How did our sun come into being? George Gamow, renowned physicist and author of the best-seller One Two Three. This fascinating and informative book offers answers to some of nature's most exciting and difficult questions. Giants and super giants were off the scale in both brightness and temperature. He was one the best science writers ever, rivaling later science popularizers like Isaac Asimov or Carl Sagan. It was probably Morfar Fin's copy as I don't recall obtaining it from a used bookstore.
It will broaden the knowledge of each and give the imagination wide play. A lucid explanation of stellar evolution and atomic energy. Book is in Used-Good condition. George Gamow, renowned physicist and author of the best-seller One Two Three. The latter is more luminous and also in a late stage of stellar evolution.
Interstingly, one of the early chapters deals with nuclear energy, and its prospect. Infinity, outlines the fundamental discoveries and theories of modern physics that illuminate the evolution of our world. About this Item: Dover Publications Inc. About this Item: Dover Publications, 2005. For the time being, however, it seems that the bangers have won the debate. Astronomy has taught us many things in the 75 years since Gamow had this book first published so much of his information is very dated. Along the way to describe the lifespan of the sun, Gamow provided much history of science.
One of the founders of Big Bang theory, Gamow traces the anatomy of matter in terms of modern physics. From United Kingdom to U. Along the way, Gamow discusses the formation of the stars and planets, the nature of red and white dwarfs, the dimensions of our stellar system, the infinity of space, and other fascinating subjects. Not for a few billion years though. The Color of Stars and Spectral Classes The Russell Diagram Stellar Masses Nuclear Reactions in Stars A Competing Reaction in the Lighter Stars Stellar Evolution Stellar Evolution and the Mass-Luminosity Relation The Youth and Old Age of Stars Red Giants and the Youth of the Sun 124 16 Some Typical Red Giants Inside the Red Giants The Reactions of Light Elements The Absence of the Lightest Elements in the Sun The Reactions of Light Elements in Red Giants The Evolution of Red Giants Pulsating Stars The Theory of Stellar Pulsation Three Groups of Pulsating Stars The Cause of Pulsation White Dwarfs and the Dying Sun 140 15 The End of Stellar Evolution The Collapse of Matter The Properties of the Crushed State of Matter How Large Can the Largest Stone Be? Temperatures could be determined by brightness and color and thus the evolutionary status of the stars could be determined. Untypically for popular science books, this one is enhanced by the author's own delightful sketches.
One such tool is the Russell Diagram which clustered stars based on their luminosity as determined largely by telescope images but other technology as well. Ships From Saint Louis Missouri Visible heavy wear but usable. In language that's both scientifically accurate and simple enough for nonspecialists, he explains the development of atomic theory from its earliest articulation by Democritus in 375 B. The charming part of the book was with his routine sardonic wit that prevailed throughout the book. The Contraction Hypothesis Subatomic Energy The Anatomy of Atoms 15 35 The Atom as Philosophic Idea Alchemy and the Medieval Gold-Fever Elementary Chemistry The Kinetic Theory of Heat The Energy of Molecular Motion Measuring the Molecular Velocities Statistics and the Maxwell Distribution Are Atoms Really Elementary Particles? In February 1941, Gerard F. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.
It apparently was factual when he published it. Pages and cover are clean and intact. In language that's both scientifically accurate and simple enough for nonspecialists, he explains the development of atomic theory from its earliest articulation by Democritus in 375 B. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. That was when we were not placing leaves between heavy objects in order to preserve them. What keeps it hot and luminous, and what will be its ultimate fate? Some of that accumulated knowledge is rendered as lore when new information belies it. In between he explained how it actually works.
Professor George Gamow outlines in simple terms the fundamental discoveries and theories of modern physics that illuminate the evolution of our world. Partial contents: the sun and its energy, anatomy of atoms, transmutation of elements, the formation of stars and planets. Would still recommend as a good intro to understanding the thermonuclear reaction that our Sun is. This was a brand new thing he mentions the discovery of the fission or uranium by Hahn and Meitner as a very recent development. How did our sun come into being?.
One of the founders of Big Bang theory, Gamow traces the anatomy of matter in terms of modern physics. It no longer generates the hydrogen fuel required to prolong its life and soon it will implode into a black hole. In this fascinating book, a renowned physicist outlines the discoveries and theories that illuminate the evolution of our world. So we have no fully developed big bang theory, though there are hints of it with the mention of Hubble discovery of the red shift among galaxies Gamow himself was one of the main people to propose the Big Bang in 1949. Jupiter as the Largest Stone The Mass-Radius Relationship of Collapsed Bodies White Dwarfs When Our Sun Is Dying Can Our Sun Explode? I recently read this book in its original edition of 1940. About this Item: Dover Publications, 2005.
You can help Wikipedia by. Though he has escaped from Stalinist Russia in the 1930s, the American military didn't fully trusted him at this point he would participate in the H bomb project later. One of the founders of Big Bang theory, George Gamow employs language that's both scientifically accurate and easy to understand as he traces the development of atomic theory. The white dwarfs may well have been black holes on the day they were recorded. He described how scientists had come to conclusions back in his day. Humans as we know them will probably have evolved into a different hominid form and our great-great-great…grandchildren will also not have to be concerned with the eventually of our supply of energy leaving them in a lurch. About this Item: Dover Publications, 2005.