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Beat of a different drum.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
|Name:||Richard P Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman|
|ISBN:||0198539487 9780198539483 0198518870 9780198518877|
|Beschreibung:||xxxii, 630 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|Inhalt:||'If it's a boy, he'll be a scientist' --
'What one fool can do, another can do better' --
Undergraduate at MIT --
Arrival in Princeton as a graduate student --
Action-at-a-distance in electrodynamics: the Wheeler-Feynman theory --
The principle of least action in quantum mechanics --
Arline: 'A love like no other I know' --
Diversions and contributions at Los Alamos --
A 'dignified professor' at Cornell University --
Feynman's path to quantum mechanics --
The development of quantum electrodynamics until mid-1947: the historical background of Feynman's work on QED --
Feynman's investigations between the Shelter Island and Pocono conferences --
From the Pocono Conference to the Oldstone Conference: Feynman's fundamental papers on quantum electrodynamics --
The space-time approach to quantum electrodynamics --
The mathematical formulation of quantum electrodynamics --
From Cornell to Caltech via Copacabana and Kyoto --
The cup runneth over: Feynman and the theory of superfluidity --
Unwelcome recognition and establishing a routine --
'Enjoying the scenery': Feynman and the polaron problem --
Excursions into diverse fields --
'The only law of nature I could lay a claim to': The theory of weak interactions --
Virtuoso performances as teacher and lecturer --
Gravitons, partons, and quark jets --
The fundamental limits of computation --
Reflections on science, religion, culture, and modern society --
The beat of a different drum.
Feynman had a unified view of physics and nature: he took the whole of nature as the arena of his science and imagination. Jagdish Mehra personally knew Feynman for thirty years. In 1980 Feynman suggested he might do what he had already done for Heisenberg, Pauli, and Dirac, that is write a definitive account of his life, science, and personality. Mehra instantly agreed and subsequently spent several weeks talking to him. After Feynman's death Mehra interviewed almost eighty people who had known him and aspects of his work. This book draws on this unique material and on Feynman's remarkable writings. It covers his childhood, his three marriages, his extraordinary range of interests. But most important, it deals with his scientific work in far greater detail than in any other biographical work on Feynman. What has emerged is a truly authoritative account of Feynman's life and achievements.
- Feynman, Richard P. -- (Richard Phillips), -- 1918-1988.
- Physicists -- United States -- Biography.
- Feynman, Richard Phillips.
- Physiciens -- États-Unis -- Biographies.
- Feynman, Richard Phillips, -- (1918-1988) -- Biographies.
- United States
- Biographies (Biography)