QED
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

QED

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 Pleasure of Finding Things Out
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 300

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-04-06
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  • Publisher: Basic Books

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman—from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.

Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 371

Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals

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

Six Easy Pieces
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Six Easy Pieces

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-03-22
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  • Publisher: Basic Books

The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.

  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

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

A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador. In short, here is Feynman's life in all its eccentric—a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah.

Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics

This companion to The Feynman Lectures on Physics provides hands-on practice for students to test their knowledge and abilities through physics problems ranging from Newtonian mechanics through relativity and quantum mechanics. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Statistical Mechanics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Statistical Mechanics

Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon as yet unanswered questions.

Quantum Electrodynamics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Quantum Electrodynamics

This classic work presents the main results and calculational procedures of quantum electrodynamics in a simple and straightforward way. Designed for the student of experimental physics who does not intend to take more advanced graduate courses in theoretical physics, the material consists of notes on the third of a three-semester course given at the California Institute of Technology.

The Art of Richard P. Feynman
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 173

The Art of Richard P. Feynman

  • Categories: Art

Displays one of America's leading physicist's fascinating development of personal artistic sensitivity to line, form, and the moods of his subject.

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-08-01
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  • Publisher: Basic Books

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a loving husband and father, an enthusiastic teacher, a surprisingly accomplished bongo player, and a genius of the highest caliber---Richard P. Feynman was all these and more. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track--collecting over forty years' worth of Feynman's letters--offers an unprecedented look at the writer and thinker whose scientific mind and lust for life made him a legend in his own time. Containing missives to and from such scientific luminaries as Victor Weisskopf, Stephen Wolfram, James Watson, and Edward Teller, as well as a remarkable selection of letters to and from fans, students, family, and people from around the world eage...