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The beat of a different drum : the life and science of Richard Feynman

Verfasser/in: Jagdish Mehra
Verlag: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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This definitive book deals with the life and scientific work of arguably the greatest American-born theoretical physicist of the twentieth century. He was a great teacher, a born showman, bongo drummer, buffoon, and iconoclast; a scientific magician capable of transcendental leaps of the imagination. During his career he was drawn into research on the atomic bomb before working out his path-integral formulation of
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Mehra, Jagdish.
Beat of a different drum.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)623163989
Name: Richard P Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman; Richard Phillips Feynman
Medientyp: Biografie
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Jagdish Mehra
ISBN: 0198539487 9780198539483 0198518870 9780198518877
OCLC-Nummer: 28507544
Beschreibung: xxxii, 630 p., [16] 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.
Verfasserangabe: Jagdish Mehra.
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This definitive book deals with the life and scientific work of arguably the greatest American-born theoretical physicist of the twentieth century. He was a great teacher, a born showman, bongo drummer, buffoon, and iconoclast; a scientific magician capable of transcendental leaps of the imagination. During his career he was drawn into research on the atomic bomb before working out his path-integral formulation of quantum mechanics and quantum electro-dynamics. Subsequently he developed the diagrammatic technique, as a result of which Feynman diagrams became ubiquitous in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics, and statistical mechanics. From 1950 he was based at the California Institute of Technology, where he worked on the superfluidity of liquid helium, the theory of polarons, the theory of weak interactions, the quantum theory of gravitation, partons, quark jets, and the limits of computation.

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.

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