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Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips) 1918-1988

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Works: 1,123 works in 4,713 publications in 21 languages and 81,708 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Humor  Anecdotes  History  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Quotations  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Other, Teacher , Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Dedicatee, Interviewer, Illustrator, Conductor, Contributor, Creator, Reporter
Classifications: QC16.F49, B
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The Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman( Book )

692 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 5,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T[hese] books [are] based upon a course of lectures in introductory physics given by Prof. R. P. Feynman at the California Institute of Technology during the academic year 1961-1962; it covers the first year of the two year introductory course taken by all Caltech freshmen and sophormores, and was followed in 1962-63 by a similar series covering the second year
Six easy pieces : essentials of physics, explained by its most brilliant teacher by Richard P Feynman( Book )

66 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 3,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents six of the easiest chapters from the Nobel Prize winner's celebrated text Lectures in Physics, originally published in 1963, which comprised the lectures he prepared for undergraduate students at Caltech in the early 1960s. Addressing key topics in largely qualitative terms without formal mathematics, the six selections discuss atoms in motion, basic physics, the relation of physics to other sciences, conservation of energy, the theory of gravitation, and quantum behavior
QED : the strange theory of light and matter by Richard P Feynman( Book )

69 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difficult subject of quantum electrodynamics, which deals with the interaction of light and matter, is discussed. Enlivened by many drawings, topics include electrons, quarks, and other particles of interest to physicists
The character of physical law by Richard P Feynman( Book )

151 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like any set of oral reflections, The Character of Physical Law has special value as a demonstration of the mind in action. The reader is particularly lucky in Richard Feynman. One of the most eminent and imaginative modern physicists, he was Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology until his death in 1988. He is best known for his work on the quantum theory of the electromagnetic field, as well as for his later research in the field of low-temperature physics. In 1954 he received the Albert Einstein Award for his outstanding contribution to knowledge in mathematical and physical sciences; in 1965 he was appointed to Foreign Membership in the Royal Society and was awarded the Nobel Prize
The meaning of it all : thoughts of a citizen scientist by Richard P Feynman( Book )

65 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In April 1963, Richard P. Feynman gave a series of remarkable lectures at the University of Washington in Seattle. These three consecutive talks were classic Feynman - full of wit and wisdom - but their subject matter was wholly unexpected: Feynman spoke not as a physicist but as a concerned fellow citizen, revealing his uncommon insights into the religious, political, and social issues of the day." "Now, at last, these lectures have been published under the collective title The Meaning of It All. Here is Feynman on mind reading and the laws of probability and statistics; on Christian Science and the dubious effect of prayer on healing; and on human interpersonal relationships. Here is the citizen-scientist on the dramatic effect simple engineering projects could have on the plague of poverty; the vital role creativity plays in science; the conflict between science and religion; the efficacy of doubt and uncertainty in arriving at scientific truths; and why honest politicians can never be successful."--Jacket
The pleasure of finding things out : the best short works of Richard P. Feynman by Richard P Feynman( Book )

51 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of short writings by twentieth-century American physicist Richard Feynman, including interviews, speeches, lectures, and printed articles, in which he shares details of his private life, his work on the atomic bomb, and his conclusions on the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger
Six not-so-easy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time by Richard P Feynman( Book )

59 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No single breakthrough in twentieth-century physics (with the possible exception of quantum mechanics) changed our view of the world more than that of Einstein's discovery of relativity. The notions that the flow of time is not a constant, that the mass of an object depends on its velocity, and that the speed of light is a constant no matter what the motion of the observer, at first seemed shocking to scientists and laymen alike. But, as Feynman shows so clearly and so entertainingly in the lectures chosen for this volume, these crazy notions are no mere dry principles of physics, but are things of beauty and elegance. No one - not even Einstein himself - explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Richard Feynman
Quantum electrodynamics : a lecture note and reprint volume by Richard P Feynman( Book )

104 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the main results and calculational procedures of quantum electrodynamics in a simple and straightforward way
Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures by Richard P Feynman( Book )

53 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the two most important conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics are relativity and quantum mechanics. Developing a theory that combines the two seamlessly is a difficult and ongoing challenge. This accessible book contains intriguing explorations of this theme by the distinguished physicists Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg. Richard Feynman's contribution examines the nature of antiparticles, and in particular the relationship between quantum spin and statistics. In his essay, Steven Weinberg speculates on how Einstein's theory of gravitation might be reconciled with quantum theory in the final laws of physics. Both these Nobel laureates have made huge contributions to fundamental research in physics, as well as to the popularization of science. Anyone interested in the development of modern physics will find this a fascinating book
Quantum mechanics and path integrals by Richard P Feynman( Book )

46 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From astrophysics to condensed matter theory, nearly all of modern physics employs the path integral technique. In this presentation, the developer of path integrals and one of the best-known scientists of all time, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman, presents unique insights into this method and its applications. Avoiding dense, complicated descriptions, Feynman articulates his celebrated theory in a clear, concise manner, maintaining a perfect balance between mathematics and physics. This emended edition of the original 1965 publication corrects hundreds of typographical errors and recasts many equations for clearer comprehension. It retains the original's verve and spirit, and it is approved and endorsed by the Feynman family. The opening chapters explore the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and introduce path integrals. Subsequent chapters cover more advanced topics, including the perturbation method, quantum electrodynamics, and the relation of path integrals to statistical mechanics. In addition to its merit as a text for graduate courses in physics, this volume serves as an excellent resource for professionals."--Page 4 of cover
The theory of fundamental processes : a lecture note volume by Richard P Feynman( Book )

77 editions published between 1959 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistical mechanics : a set of lectures by Richard P Feynman( Book )

63 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the physics of condensed matter
Feynman's tips on physics : a problem-solving supplement to the Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Page 4 of cover
Feynman lectures on computation by Richard P Feynman( Book )

50 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feynman's philosophy of learning and discovery comes through strongly in these lectures. He constantly points out the benefits of playing around with concepts and working out solutions to problems on your own - before looking at the back of the book for the answers. As Feynman says in the lectures: "If you keep proving stuff that others have done, getting confidence, increasing the complexities of your solutions - for the fun of it - then one day you'll turn around and discover that nobody actually did that one! And that's the way to become a computer scientist."
Genghis blues( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1999 Oscar-nominated film by filmmakers Roko and Adrian Belic tells the incredible story of a blind blues singer's triumphant journey to the lost land of Tuva
Feynman lectures on gravitation by Richard P Feynman( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 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."--Jacket
Vorlesungen über Physik by Richard P Feynman( Book )

53 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers of Richard Feynman : with commentary by Richard P Feynman( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected articles on quantum chemistry, classical and quantum electrodynamics, path integrals and operator calculus, liquid helium, quantum gravity and computer theory
Feynman's thesis : a new approach to quantum theory by Richard P Feynman( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Feynman's never previously published doctoral thesis formed the heart of much of his brilliant and profound work in theoretical physics. Entitled "The Principle of Least Action in Quantum Mechanics," its original motive was to quantize the classical action-at-a-distance electrodynamics. Because that theory adopted an overall space-time viewpoint, the classical Hamiltonian approach used in the conventional formulations of quantum theory could not be used, so Feynman turned to the Lagrangian function and the principle of least action as his points of departure." "The result was the path integral approach, which satisfied - and transcended - its original motivation, and has enjoyed great success in renormalized quantum field theory, including the derivation of the ubiquitous Feynman diagrams for elementary particles. Path integrals have many other applications, including atomic, molecular, and nuclear scattering, statistical mechanics, quantum liquids and solids, Brownian motion, and noise theory. It also sheds new light on fundamental issues like the interpretation of quantum theory because of its new overall space-time viewpoint." --Book Jacket
What do YOU care what other people think? : further adventures of a curious character by Richard P Feynman( Book )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anecdotal autobiography by Richard Feynman, 20th century physicist and winner of the Nobel Prize, who died in 1988 of cancer. In this, his last book, he discusses the influence of his father and his first wife, of his travels and of his investigations into the causes of the Challenger disaster
 
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Six easy pieces : essentials of physics, explained by its most brilliant teacherQED : the strange theory of light and matterThe character of physical lawThe meaning of it all : thoughts of a citizen scientistThe pleasure of finding things out : the best short works of Richard P. FeynmanSix not-so-easy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-timeQuantum electrodynamics : a lecture note and reprint volumeElementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures