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

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 0393355683
ISBN 13: 9780393355680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 9780393079814
ISBN 13: 0393079813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

"What Do You Care What Other People Think?": Further Adventures of a Curious Character Book Review:

The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!" One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman’s last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. Among its many tales—some funny, others intensely moving—we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen.

Classic Feynman

Classic Feynman
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Ralph Leighton
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780393061321
ISBN 13: 0393061329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classic Feynman Book Review:

An omnibus edition of classic adventure tales by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist includes his exchanges with Einstein and Bohr, ideas about gambling with Nick the Greek, and solution to the Challenger disaster, in a volume complemented by an hour-long audio CD of his 1978 "Los Alamos from Below" lecture. 30,000 first printing.

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-08-01
ISBN 10: 0786722428
ISBN 13: 9780786722426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track Book Review:

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 eager for Feynman's advice and counsel, Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track not only illuminates the personal relationships that underwrote the key developments in modern science, but also forms the most intimate look at Feynman yet available. Feynman was a man many felt close to but few really knew, and this collection reveals the full wisdom and private passion of a personality that captivated everyone it touched. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track is an eloquent testimony to the virtue of approaching the world with an inquiring eye; it demonstrates the full extent of the Feynman legacy like never before. Edited and with additional commentary by his daughter Michelle, it's a must-read for Feynman fans everywhere, and for anyone seeking to better understand one of the towering figures--and defining personalities--of the twentieth century.

Genius

Genius
Author: James Gleick
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2011-02-22
ISBN 10: 1453210431
ISBN 13: 9781453210437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genius Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” (The New York Review of Books). Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2005-04-06
ISBN 10: 0465013120
ISBN 13: 9780465013128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out Book Review:

This collection from scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner highlights the achievements of a man whose career reshaped the world's understanding of quantum electrodynamics. 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.

Fractal-Based Point Processes

Fractal-Based Point Processes
Author: Steven Bradley Lowen,Malvin Carl Teich
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2005-10-03
ISBN 10: 0471754706
ISBN 13: 9780471754701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fractal-Based Point Processes Book Review:

An integrated approach to fractals and point processes This publication provides a complete and integrated presentation ofthe fields of fractals and point processes, from definitions andmeasures to analysis and estimation. The authors skillfullydemonstrate how fractal-based point processes, established as theintersection of these two fields, are tremendously useful forrepresenting and describing a wide variety of diverse phenomena inthe physical and biological sciences. Topics range frominformation-packet arrivals on a computer network toaction-potential occurrences in a neural preparation. The authors begin with concrete and key examples of fractals andpoint processes, followed by an introduction to fractals and chaos.Point processes are defined, and a collection of characterizingmeasures are presented. With the concepts of fractals and pointprocesses thoroughly explored, the authors move on to integrate thetwo fields of study. Mathematical formulations for severalimportant fractal-based point-process families are provided, aswell as an explanation of how various operations modify suchprocesses. The authors also examine analysis and estimationtechniques suitable for these processes. Finally, computer networktraffic, an important application used to illustrate the variousapproaches and models set forth in earlier chapters, isdiscussed. Throughout the presentation, readers are exposed to a number ofimportant applications that are examined with the aid of a set ofpoint processes drawn from biological signals and computer networktraffic. Problems are provided at the end of each chapter allowingreaders to put their newfound knowledge into practice, and allsolutions are provided in an appendix. An accompanying Web sitefeatures links to supplementary materials and tools to assist withdata analysis and simulation. With its focus on applications and numerous solved problem sets,this is an excellent graduate-level text for courses in suchdiverse fields as statistics, physics, engineering, computerscience, psychology, and neuroscience.

The Meaning of It All

The Meaning of It All
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-04-29
ISBN 10: 0786739142
ISBN 13: 9780786739141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of It All Book Review:

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's Lost Lecture

Feynman's Lost Lecture
Author: David Goodstein,Judith R. Goodstein
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-11-06
ISBN 10: 9780393078930
ISBN 13: 0393078930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feynman's Lost Lecture Book Review:

"Glorious."—Wall Street Journal Rescued from obscurity, Feynman's Lost Lecture is a blessing for all Feynman followers. Most know Richard Feynman for the hilarious anecdotes and exploits in his best-selling books "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" and "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" But not always obvious in those stories was his brilliance as a pure scientist—one of the century's greatest physicists. With this book and CD, we hear the voice of the great Feynman in all his ingenuity, insight, and acumen for argument. This breathtaking lecture—"The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun"—uses nothing more advanced than high-school geometry to explain why the planets orbit the sun elliptically rather than in perfect circles, and conclusively demonstrates the astonishing fact that has mystified and intrigued thinkers since Newton: Nature obeys mathematics. David and Judith Goodstein give us a beautifully written short memoir of life with Feynman, provide meticulous commentary on the lecture itself, and relate the exciting story of their effort to chase down one of Feynman's most original and scintillating lectures.

Feynman's Tips on Physics

Feynman's Tips on Physics
Author: Richard P. Feynman,Michael A. Gottlieb
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-01-29
ISBN 10: 0465029213
ISBN 13: 9780465029211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feynman's Tips on Physics Book Review:

Feynman's Tips on Physics is a delightful collection of Richard P. Feynman's insights and an essential companion to his legendary Feynman Lectures on Physics With characteristic flair, insight, and humor, Feynman discusses topics physics students often struggle with and offers valuable tips on addressing them. Included here are three lectures on problem-solving and a lecture on inertial guidance omitted from The Feynman Lectures on Physics. An enlightening memoir by Matthew Sands and oral history interviews with Feynman and his Caltech colleagues provide firsthand accounts of the origins of Feynman's landmark lecture series. Also included are incisive and illuminating exercises originally developed to supplement The Feynman Lectures on Physics, by Robert B. Leighton and Rochus E. Vogt. Feynman's Tips on Physics was co-authored by Michael A. Gottlieb and Ralph Leighton to provide students, teachers, and enthusiasts alike an opportunity to learn physics from some of its greatest teachers, the creators of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

The Quotable Feynman

The Quotable Feynman
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 0691153035
ISBN 13: 9780691153032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quotable Feynman Book Review:

A treasure-trove of illuminating and entertaining quotations from beloved physicist Richard P. Feynman "Some people say, ‘How can you live without knowing?' I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know."—Richard P. Feynman Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918–88) was that rarest of creatures—a towering scientific genius who could make himself understood by anyone and who became as famous for the wit and wisdom of his popular lectures and writings as for his fundamental contributions to science. The Quotable Feynman is a treasure-trove of this revered and beloved scientist's most profound, provocative, humorous, and memorable quotations on a wide range of subjects. Carefully selected by Richard Feynman's daughter, Michelle Feynman, from his spoken and written legacy, including interviews, lectures, letters, articles, and books, the quotations are arranged under two dozen topics—from art, childhood, discovery, family, imagination, and humor to mathematics, politics, science, religion, and uncertainty. These brief passages—about 500 in all—vividly demonstrate Feynman's astonishing yet playful intelligence, and his almost constitutional inability to be anything other than unconventional, engaging, and inspiring. The result is a unique, illuminating, and enjoyable portrait of Feynman's life and thought that will be cherished by his fans at the same time that it provides an ideal introduction to Feynman for readers new to this intriguing and important thinker. The book features a foreword in which physicist Brian Cox pays tribute to Feynman and describes how his words reveal his particular genius, a piece in which cellist Yo-Yo Ma shares his memories of Feynman and reflects on his enduring appeal, and a personal preface by Michelle Feynman. It also includes some previously unpublished quotations, a chronology of Richard Feynman's life, some twenty photos of Feynman, and a section of memorable quotations about Feynman from other notable figures. Features: Approximately 500 quotations, some of them previously unpublished, arranged by topic A foreword by Brian Cox, reflections by Yo-Yo Ma, and a preface by Michelle Feynman A chronology of Feynman's life Some twenty photos of Feynman A section of quotations about Feynman from other notable figures Some notable quotations of Richard P. Feynman: "The thing that doesn't fit is the most interesting." "Thinking is nothing but talking to yourself inside." "It is wonderful if you can find something you love to do in your youth which is big enough to sustain your interest through all your adult life. Because, whatever it is, if you do it well enough (and you will, if you truly love it), people will pay you to do what you want to do anyway." "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."

QED

QED
Author: Peter Parnell,Richard Phillips Feynman
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780822219248
ISBN 13: 0822219247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

QED Book Review:

THE STORY: Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman holds forth with captivating wit and wisdom in this fascinating play that originally starred Alan Alda. One of the twentieth century's great physicists, Feynman was also one of its great ecce

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

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)
Author: Lawrence M. Krauss
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-03-21
ISBN 10: 9780393080544
ISBN 13: 0393080544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

"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.

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

The Feynman Lectures on Physics
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Linzee Sands
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9788131792117
ISBN 13: 8131792110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Feynman Lectures on Physics Book Review:

QED

QED
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-10-26
ISBN 10: 140084746X
ISBN 13: 9781400847464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

QED Book Review:

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.

Tuva Or Bust!

Tuva Or Bust!
Author: Ralph Leighton
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780393320695
ISBN 13: 0393320693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tuva Or Bust! Book Review:

A close friend of physicist Richard Feynman chronicles his relationship with the scientist and describes their ten-year quest to reach the remote country of Tannu Tuva.

Feynman and His Physics

Feynman and His Physics
Author: Jörg Resag
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN 10: 331996836X
ISBN 13: 9783319968360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feynman and His Physics Book Review:

This book takes the reader on a journey through the life of Richard Feynman and describes, in non-technical terms, his revolutionary contributions to modern physics. Feynman was an unconventional thinker who always tried to get to the bottom of things. In doing so, he developed an intuitive view that made him one of the greatest teachers of physics. The author captures this development and explains it in the context of the zeitgeist of modern physics: What revolutionary ideas did Feynman have, what contribution did he make to the development of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, how can Feynman's methods be understood? Be enchanted by this book and understand the physics of the genius whose 100th birthday was celebrated in 2018.

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces
Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 0465025285
ISBN 13: 9780465025282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces Book Review:

Six lectures, all regarding the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity. No one--not even Einstein himself--explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Feynman.

Feynman Lectures On Gravitation

Feynman Lectures On Gravitation
Author: Richard Feynman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 0429982488
ISBN 13: 9780429982484
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feynman Lectures On Gravitation Book Review:

The Feynman Lectures on Gravitation are based on notes prepared during a course on gravitational physics that Richard Feynman taught at Caltech during the 1962-63 academic year. For several years prior to these lectures, Feynman thought long and hard about the fundamental problems in gravitational physics, yet he published very little. These lectures represent a useful record of his viewpoints and some of his insights into gravity and its application to cosmology, superstars, wormholes, and gravitational waves at that particular time. The lectures also contain a number of fascinating digressions and asides on the foundations of physics and other issues.Characteristically, Feynman took an untraditional non-geometric approach to gravitation and general relativity based on the underlying quantum aspects of gravity. Hence, these lectures contain a unique pedagogical account of the development of Einstein's general theory of relativity as the inevitable result of the demand for a self-consistent theory of a massless spin-2 field (the graviton) coupled to the energy-momentum tensor of matter. This approach also demonstrates the intimate and fundamental connection between gauge invariance and the principle of equivalence.

Dying to Win

Dying to Win
Author: Robert Pape
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-05-24
ISBN 10: 9781588364609
ISBN 13: 1588364607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dying to Win Book Review:

Suicide terrorism is rising around the world, but there is great confusion as to why. In this paradigm-shifting analysis, University of Chicago political scientist Robert Pape has collected groundbreaking evidence to explain the strategic, social, and individual factors responsible for this growing threat. One of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, Professor Pape has created the first comprehensive database of every suicide terrorist attack in the world from 1980 until today. With striking clarity and precision, Professor Pape uses this unprecedented research to debunk widely held misconceptions about the nature of suicide terrorism and provide a new lens that makes sense of the threat we face. FACT: Suicide terrorism is not primarily a product of Islamic fundamentalism. FACT: The world’s leading practitioners of suicide terrorism are the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka–a secular, Marxist-Leninist group drawn from Hindu families. FACT: Ninety-five percent of suicide terrorist attacks occur as part of coherent campaigns organized by large militant organizations with significant public support. FACT: Every suicide terrorist campaign has had a clear goal that is secular and political: to compel a modern democracy to withdraw military forces from the territory that the terrorists view as their homeland. FACT: Al-Qaeda fits the above pattern. Although Saudi Arabia is not under American military occupation per se, one major objective of al-Qaeda is the expulsion of U.S. troops from the Persian Gulf region, and as a result there have been repeated attacks by terrorists loyal to Osama bin Laden against American troops in Saudi Arabia and the region as a whole. FACT: Despite their rhetoric, democracies–including the United States–have routinely made concessions to suicide terrorists. Suicide terrorism is on the rise because terrorists have learned that it’s effective. In this wide-ranging analysis, Professor Pape offers the essential tools to forecast when some groups are likely to resort to suicide terrorism and when they are not. He also provides the first comprehensive demographic profile of modern suicide terrorist attackers. With data from more than 460 such attackers–including the names of 333–we now know that these individuals are not mainly poor, desperate criminals or uneducated religious fanatics but are often well-educated, middle-class political activists. More than simply advancing new theory and facts, these pages also answer key questions about the war on terror: • Are we safer now than we were before September 11? • Was the invasion of Iraq a good counterterrorist move? • Is al-Qaeda stronger now than it was before September 11? Professor Pape answers these questions with analysis grounded in fact, not politics, and recommends concrete ways for today’s states to fight and prevent terrorist attacks. Military options may disrupt terrorist operations in the short term, but a lasting solution to suicide terrorism will require a comprehensive, long-term approach–one that abandons visions of empire and relies on a combined strategy of vigorous homeland security, nation building in troubled states, and greater energy independence. For both policy makers and the general public, Dying to Win transcends speculation with systematic scholarship, making it one of the most important political studies of recent time.