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

Works: 1,126 works in 3,537 publications in 12 languages and 71,835 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Humor  History  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Miscellanea  Drama 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Teacher , Interviewee, Speaker, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Creator
Classifications: QC16.F49, B
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The Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
173 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This revised edition of Feynman's legendary lectures includes extensive corrections Feynman and his colleagues received and Caltech approved, making this the definitive edition of "The Feynman Lectures on Physics." Dr. Feynman won his Nobel Prize for successfully resolving problems with the theory of quantum electrodynamics
Six easy pieces : essentials of physics, explained by its most brilliant teacher by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
52 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 3,341 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 )
44 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Thai and held by 2,885 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 pleasure of finding things out : the best short works of Richard P. Feynman by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 2,162 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
The meaning of it all : thoughts of a citizen scientist by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 2,101 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."--BOOK JACKET
Six not-so-easy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
38 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 2,048 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
The character of physical law by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
68 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,982 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
Quantum electrodynamics by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
57 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Statistical mechanics a set of lectures by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
55 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and held by 1,632 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. 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
Feynman's thesis a new approach to quantum theory by Richard P Feynman ( )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,380 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."--Jacket
Feynman lectures on computation by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
47 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,284 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."
Selected papers of Richard Feynman with commentary by Richard P Feynman ( )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,118 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
Quantum mechanics and path integrals by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
27 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 1,044 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."--P. [4] of cover
Elementary particles and the laws of physics : the 1986 Dirac memorial lectures by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
23 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The theory of fundamental processes : a lecture note volume by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
41 editions published between 1961 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feynman's tips on physics : a problem-solving supplement to the Feynman lectures on physics by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 799 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"--P. [4] of cover
Feynman lectures on gravitation by Richard P Feynman ( Book )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on notes prepared during a course on gravitational physics that Richard Feynman taught at Caltech during the 1962-63 academic year
Stochastic analysis and mathematical physics (SAMP/ANESTOC 2002) proceedings of the Mathematical legacy of R.P. Feynman, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-7 June 2002 : proceedings of the Open Systems and Quantum Statistical Mechanics, Santiago, Chile, 7-11 January 2002 ( )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book collects a series of papers centered on two main streams: Feynman path integral approach to Quantum Mechanics and statistical mechanics of quantum open systems. Key authors discuss the state-of-the-art within their fields of expertise. In addition, the volume includes a number of contributed papers with new results, which have been thoroughly refereed. The contributions in this volume highlight emergent research in the area of stochastic analysis and mathematical physics, focusing, in particular on Feynman functional integral approach and, on the other hand, in quantum probability. Th
Genghis blues ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a Paul Pena, a blind American blues musician, and his trek to Tuva to live among its inhabitants and compete in their triennial khoomei (throat singing) contest. He is accompanied by a documentary film team and Tuvinian throat singer Kongar-ol Ondar
"Most of the good stuff" : memories of Richard Feynman ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Фейнман, Ричард П., 1918-1988
פיינמאן, ריצ'רד פ., 1918-1988
פינמן, ריצ'רד פיליפס. ‬
ريتشارد فاينمان، 1918-1988
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ファインマン, R. P
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