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Book Title: The Pleasure of Finding Things Out|
The author of the book: Richard Feynman
ISBN 13: 9780736649537
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
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Edition: Books on Tape
Date of issue: August 15th 2001
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Richard Feynman was one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century -- from his work on the atomic bomb to his solution to the puzzle of the Challenger disaster -- Feynman helped to shape the world as we know it. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best of Feynman's short works -- from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of life in science -- a life like no other.
Read information about the authorRichard Phillips Feynman was an American physicist known for the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as work in particle physics (he proposed the parton model). For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman was a joint recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, together with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga. Feynman developed a widely used pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, which later became known as Feynman diagrams. During his lifetime and after his death, Feynman became one of the most publicly known scientists in the world.
He assisted in the development of the atomic bomb and was a member of the panel that investigated the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. In addition to his work in theoretical physics, Feynman has been credited with pioneering the field of quantum computing, and introducing the concept of nanotechnology (creation of devices at the molecular scale). He held the Richard Chace Tolman professorship in theoretical physics at Caltech.
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