One, Two, Three ... Infinity: Facts & Speculations of Science

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Index
Abbé, theory of, 128
Absolute zero, 193
Actino-Uranium, 171
Alef, 22ff.
Alchemy, 118
Alpha-particles, 133ff.; 170
Amoebae, 234
Analysis situs. See Topology.
Andromeda nebula, 289
Argand, R., 33
Archimedes, 5ff.
Aristarchus, 6
Aristotle, 270
Aston, F. W., 150
Atomic
nucleus, 133ff.
number, 135
photography, 126
weight, 121
Atoms,
binding of, 138ff.
diffraction of, 148
divisibility of, 129
notion of, 116ff.
size of, 121ff.
Atom smashers, 170ff.
Autosynthesis, 236
Baade, W., 292, 323
Bacteria, 234, 262
Ball, W. W. R., 9
Bastula, 244
Becquerel, H., 170
Bessel, F. W., 278
Beta decay, 159ff.
Bethe, H., 316
Bhaskara, 32
Black dwarfs, 322
Blackett, P. M. S., 177
Blue giants, 292ff.
Boggild, T. K., 179
Bohr, N., 145, 167, 211
Boiling point, 197
Born, M., 154
Bragg, W. L., 126ff.
Broglie, L. de, 147
Brostrom, K. T., 179
Brown, T. B., 154
Brownian motion, 192ff.; 203
Buffon, G. L. de, 222, 300
Cantor, G., 15ff.
Carbon-cycle, 316ff.
Cardan, H., 32
Cells, 233ff.
Cell division, 237ff.
Centrosomes, 239
Cepheides, 289ff.
Chamberlin, T. C., 303
Chemical elements, 120
Chemical transformations, 117ff.
Chess-board problem, 7ff.
Chromatin, 238
Chromosomes, 238ff.; 253
Cloud chamber. See Wilson chamber.
Cohesive forces, 194
Coinciding birthdays, 213ff.
Coin tossing, 207ff.
Collapse theory, 325
Color blindness, 247ff.
Color problem, 51
Complimentarity principle, 145
Copernicus, 280
Co-ordinates
definition of, 41
polar, 42
rectangular, 42
Cosmic rays, 155ff.
Cosmogony, 300
Courant, R., 17, 47

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Other Books by George Gamow ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Part I - Playing with Numbers 1
  • Chapter I - Big Numbers 3
  • Chapter II - Natural and Artificial Numbers 24
  • Part II - Space, Time: & Einstein 39
  • Chapter III - Unusual Properties of Space 41
  • Chapter IV - The World of Four Dimensions 64
  • Chapter V - Relativity of Space and Time 84
  • Part III - Microcosmos 113
  • Chapter VI - Descending Staircase 115
  • Chapter VII - Modern Alchemy 149
  • Chapter VIII - The Law of Disorder 192
  • Chapter IX - The Riddle of Life 231
  • Part IV - Macrocosmos 267
  • Chapter X - Expanding Horizons 269
  • Chapter XI - The Days of Creation 298
  • Index 336
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