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Feynman, Richard Phillips Physiker, USA 1918 - 1988

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Works: 16 works in 28 publications in 4 languages and 51 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Humor  Anecdotes 
Classifications: QC16.F49, 530
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Most widely held works by Richard Phillips Feynman
Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures by Richard P Feynman( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and French and held by 13 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
The character of physical law by Richard P Feynman( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in English and held by 7 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
Feynman lectures on computation by Richard P Feynman( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 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."
QED : die seltsame Theorie d. Lichts u.d. Materie by Richard P Feynman( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitte der achtziger Jahre des letzten Jahrhunderts hält Richard P. Feynman eine Vorlesungsreihe über die Quantenelektrodynamik (QED). Nicht nur ist er einer der wichtigsten Physiker des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts, er hat für seine Beiträge auf diesem Gebiet der Physik auch den Nobelpreis erhalten. Da sollte man doch erwarten, dass ein Buch, das nach diesen Vorlesungen entsteht, hoch kompliziert, trocken und nur für eine Handvoll Fachleute verständlich wäre. Aber es ist alles andere als das: Feynman erklärt mit Alltagsbeispielen, umwerfendem Humor, schnoddrigen Formulierungen und verblüffenden Sichtweisen eine Theorie, die dem "gesunden Menschenverstand" völlig zuwider läuft. Und das so, dass auch Laien ihm zumindest einen Teil des Weges folgen können. Aber warum auch nicht? Schließlich besteht die Methode der Quantenelektrodynamik nach Feynman eigentlich nur darin, "dass wir lauter kleine Pfeile auf ein Blatt Papier zeichnen". Mithilfe dieser "kleinen Pfeile" kann man tatsächlich alle Lichtphänomene berechnen und erklären - zum Beispiel die Brechung des Lichts im Wasser, die Reflexion von Glas und Luftspiegelungen. Doch damit nicht genug: Drei Grundvorgänge, in denen Photonen und Elektronen die Hauptrollen spielen, reichen aus, um fast alle Naturphänomene zu erklären. Doch die enorme Bedeutung der Quantenelektrodynamik ist nur ein Grund, Feynman auf seiner spannenden Reise durch diese bizarre Welt zu folgen. Der andere ist schlicht und einfach der, dass man in diesem Buch von einem der bedeutendsten Physiker großartig unterhalten wird
Six easy pieces : essentials of physics, explained by its most brilliant teacher by Richard Phillips Feynman( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and English and held by 5 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 )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 4 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
"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious character by Richard P Feynman( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1965, Richard Feynman was one of the world's greatest theoretical physicists, but he was also a man who fell, often jumped, into adventure. An artist, safecracker, practical joker and storyteller, Feynman's life was a series of combustible combinations made possible by his unique mixture of high intelligence, unquenchable curiosity and eternal skepticism. Over a period of years, Feynman's conversations with his friend Ralph Leighton were first taped and then set down as they appear here, little changed from their spoken form, giving a wise, funny, passionate and totally honest self-portrait of one of the greatest men of our age
Bie nao le, fei man xian sheng : ke xue wan tong de gu shi by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
Feynman's tips on physics : a problem-solving supplement to the Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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"--P. [4] of cover
Six not-so-easy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Meccanica quantistica by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sei pezzi meno facili : relatività einsteniana, simmetria, spazio-tempo by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

QED : la strana storia della luce e della materia by Richard P Feynman( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Energy and motion by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Quantum mechanics by Richard P Feynman( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Feynman's lost lecture : the motion of planets around the sun by David L Goodstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On March 13, 1964, Feynman delivered a lecture to the Caltech freshman class, "The Motion of Planets Around the Sun"why the planets move elliptically instead of in perfect circles. For reasons unknown, most probably for his own amusement, he chose to make the argument using mathematics no more advanced than high-school plane geometry. Isaac Newton had pulled off much the same trick nearly 300 years earlier in his masterpiece, the Principia. Feynman, unable to follow Newton's obscure proof, invented his own original, geometrical proof in the Caltech lecture
 
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Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures
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The character of physical lawFeynman lectures on computationSix easy pieces : essentials of physics, explained by its most brilliant teacherQED : the strange theory of light and matter"Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" : adventures of a curious characterSix not-so-easy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time