The Best Books of But Gamow keeps it light and by transcending the minutia, makes a reader that floats above it and keeps its value even now, half a decade after its first publication. Can we imagine a three-dimensional space that would close on itself in a similar way, and thus have a finite volume without having any sharp boundaries? To ask other readers questions about One, Two, Three
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We say that two spheres overlap without interfering with each other, and a friend of yours could be very close to you in spite of the fact that in order to see him, and to shake his hand you Unusual Properties of Space 55 would have to go a long way around! Of course these two Hungarian aristocrats do not represent a very high degree of intelligence 1 and this story is probably just a malicious slander, but such a conversation might actually have taken place if the innfinity men had been, not Hungarians, but Hotten- tots.
In his time it was believed that the universe was enclosed by a crystal sphere to which the fixed stars were attached, and his famous contemporary Aristarchus of Samos, who was an astronomer, estimated the distance from the earth to the periphery of that celestial sphere as 10,, stadia or about 1,, miles.
Those readers who become interested in the problems of topology on the basis of the few examples given here will find a more detailed treatment of the subject in What Js Mathematics? The first three infinite numbers. Originally published indespite all advances in science, this book teaches basically as much as I learned of pure science in high school science classes in short form. If, however, such arrangement is impossible and in one of the collections some unpaired objects are left, we say that the infinity of objects in this collection is larger, or we can say stronger, than the infinity of objects in the other collection.
He brings that ability to bear in this delightful expedition through the problems, pleasures, and puzzles of 22 science. Bodies distorted by space distortions. Let us first try to build a model of a three-dimensional space that would have properties similar to the surface of a sphere.
Now write above this sequence, the sequence of integers and you have the one-to-one correspondence between the infinity of fractions and the infinity of integers.
They look like this: With 64 disks the total num- ber of moves necessary is: It was written just after a number of important scientific advances, which were included in the text, and in order to bring it up to date relatively few changes and additions were necessary.
Relating these calcu- lations to the distance through which the light passed from one wheel to the other, Fizeau arrived at a speed ofkm, ormiles a second, which is about the same as the result ob- tained by Roemer in his observation of the satellites of Jupiter. In order to apply the Pythagorean theorem, we must, of course, first express in comparable units, such as feet, all distances involved.
And if that's the case, what's the use of comparing them anyway? Thus, if we could agree on some standard velocity we should be able to express time intervals in units of length, or vice versa. Another typical topological problem closely connected with Figure 17 Topological maps of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia on the left and Switzerland, France, Germany, and Italy on the right. Get ready to have some fun because the whole thing is palatable to any curious person. But all his efforts were in vain; the island was too big!
One, Two, Three...Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science
From egg cell to man. But Gamow keeps it light and by transcending the minutia, makes a reader that floats above it and keeps its value even now, half a decade after its first publication. Natural and Artificial Numbers 27 It contains altogether twenty-six primes.
Axis-cross of two space-coordinates. Suppose that priests worked day and night without holidays or vacation, mak- ing one move every second. As we shall see later the uni- verse has now been explored with telescopes to the distance of 5,,,, miles, so that the number of sand grains necessary to fill up all the visible universe would be over: C, familiar to anybody connected with war work during World War II.
From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Four possible combinations in tossing two coins.
GEOMETRY WITHOUT MEASURE Although your memory of the geometry with which you be- came familiar in your school days, that is, the science of space measurements, 1 may tell you that it consists mostly of a large number of theorems concerning the numerical relationships between various distances and angles as, for example, the famous Pythagorean theorem concerning the three sides of a right-angled trianglethe fact is that a great many of the most fundamental properties of space do not require any measure- ments of lengths or angles whatsoever.
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