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Mr Tompkins makes a classic comeback

Advantages: enjoyable, readable, intro to relativity, quantum mechanics, chemistry, particle physics
Disadvantages: none

...George Gamow first introduced Mr. Tompkins to the general public towards the end of the 1930’s through a series of articles in Discovery magazine. It was not long before a collection of stories appeared in book form as “Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland”. A fe ...

Discerna 07.07.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The New World of Mr Tompkins: George Gamow's Classic Mr Tompkins in Paperback - George Gamow

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This is great!

Advantages: Good for people of all ages
Disadvantages: Some concepts may be unsuitable for younger children

This is the best Physics book of all time. It provides an easy and comical insight of the most influential theories of all time - Einstein's famous relativity and quantum mechanics. It may all seem daunting but this book has really taught me well throug ...

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Review of The New World of Mr Tompkins: George Gamow's Classic Mr Tompkins in Paperback - George Gamow

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Good grade here we come!

Advantages: Short, sharp, quick revision
Disadvantages: No illustrations

If you've just crossed over from GCSE's to A-level and you can't find any "Revise-in-a-week" books that were so popular for GCSE. That's probably because there aren't any because the publishers think were all hard working. Hmmm, how wrong could they be. ...

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Review of Schaum's Easy Outline: College Physics - Frederick Bueche

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A vital tool in physics

Advantages: gives problems to help with physics, makes physics easier to understand
Disadvantages: its physics, so it will most likely get boring

I am majoring in electrical engineering , which involves a lot of physics. Reading through the textbooks that the school provides is simply not enough. Textbooks have to be formal with the way information is conveyed. It can be very hard to underst ...

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Review of Schaum's Easy Outline: College Physics - Frederick Bueche

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Good book, but not good enough for those higher grades

Advantages: Simple notes, good diagrams to help, questions help find gaps in knowledge, CD ROM
Disadvantages: not enough detail for higher grades, many people use as substitute for class work1

Currently, I am in my 2nd year at college, doing the A2 part of my alevel. Currently I am studying Biology (OCR), Chemistry (OCR) and Business Studies (AQA), and will try to write reviews on the best and worst books out there for revision. I used this bo ...

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Review of OCR AS Chemistry A Student Book - Rob Richie

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