Richard Feynman

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This text captures the science and personality of Richard Feynman, who won a Nobel Prize for his discoveries concerning the behaviour of electrons. For him physics was fun, and he had an extraordinary ability to prove his theory by formulae.

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One hundred years on from his birth, and 30 since his death, Richard Feynman’s discoveries in modern physics are still thoroughly relevant. Magnificently charismatic and fun-loving, he brought a sense of adventure to the study of science.

His extraordinary career included war-time work on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, a profoundly original theory of quantum mechanics, for which he won the Nobel prize, and major contributions to the sciences of gravity, nuclear physics and particle theory.

Interweaving personal anecdotes and recollections with clear scientific narrative, acclaimed science writers John and Mary Gribbin reveal a fascinating man with an immense passion for life – a superb teacher, a wonderful showman and one of the greatest scientists of his generation.

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Weight0.303 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xviii, 398

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

530.092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K