"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393355683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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One of the most famous science books of our time, the phenomenal national bestseller that "buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist" (Science Digest). Richard P. Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. In this lively work that “can shatter the stereotype of the stuffy scientist” (Detroit Free Press), Feynman recounts his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets—and much more of an eyebrow-raising nature. In his stories, Feynman’s life shines through in all its eccentric glory—a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah. Included for this edition is a new introduction by Bill Gates.

The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: Perseus Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 270

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A collection of short works by the noted scientist includes his report on the space shuttle Challenger disaster and his Nobel Prize acceptance speech

QED

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084746X

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

The Meaning of It All

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465023943

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Many appreciate Richard P. Feynman's contributions to twentieth-century physics, but few realize how engaged he was with the world around him—how deeply and thoughtfully he considered the religious, political, and social issues of his day. Now, a wonderful book—based on a previously unpublished, three-part public lecture he gave at the University of Washington in 1963—shows us this other side of Feynman, as he expounds on the inherent conflict between science and religion, people's distrust of politicians, and our universal fascination with flying saucers, faith healing, and mental telepathy. Here we see Feynman in top form: nearly bursting into a Navajo war chant, then pressing for an overhaul of the English language (if you want to know why Johnny can't read, just look at the spelling of “friend”); and, finally, ruminating on the death of his first wife from tuberculosis. This is quintessential Feynman—reflective, amusing, and ever enlightening.

Feynman

Author: Jim Ottaviani

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 9781596438279

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

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Richard Feynman: physicist . . . Nobel winner . . . bestselling author . . . safe-cracker. In this substantial graphic novel biography, First Second presents the larger-than-life exploits of Nobel-winning quantum physicist, adventurer, musician, world-class raconteur, and one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century: Richard Feynman. Written by nonfiction comics mainstay Jim Ottaviani and brilliantly illustrated by First Second author Leland Myrick, Feynman tells the story of the great man’s life from his childhood in Long Island to his work on the Manhattan Project and the Challenger disaster. Ottaviani tackles the bad with the good, leaving the reader delighted by Feynman’s exuberant life and staggered at the loss humanity suffered with his death. Anyone who ever wanted to know more about Richard P. Feynman, quantum electrodynamics, the fine art of the bongo drums, the outrageously obscure nation of Tuva, or the development and popularization of the field of physics in the United States need look no further than this rich and joyful work. One of School Library Journal’s Best Adult Books 4 Teens titles of 2011 One of Horn Book’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2011

No Ordinary Genius

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393313932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A portrait of the late Nobel Prize-winning physicist recounts his early enthusiasm for science, work on the atom bomb, and inquiry into the Challenger explosion

Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals

Author: Richard P. Feynman,Albert R. Hibbs,Daniel F. Styer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486477223

Category: Science

Page: 371

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Looks at quantum mechanics, covering such topics as perturbation method, statistical mechanics, path integrals, and quantum electrodynamics.

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)

Author: Lawrence M. Krauss

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393080544

Category: Science

Page: 368

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"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus Reviews Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman’s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions.

Tuva Or Bust!

Author: Ralph Leighton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physicists

Page: 254

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The Best Richard Feynman Quotes

Author: Crombie Jardine

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1326652818

Category: Reference

Page: 29

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Richard Feynman (1918-1988) was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965 for his contribution to the development of quantum electrodynamics, the theory of the interaction between matter and light. During the Second World War, he helped to develop the atomic bomb. He remains one of the most respected modern day scientists, remembered for his curiosity, brilliant mind, and gentle humour. This is a choice collection of his best quotes.