Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman : A Life in Science

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This text is a portrayal of one of the greatest scientists of the late 20th-century, which also provides a picture of the significant physics of the period. It combines personal anecdotes, writings and recollections with narrative. Richard Feynman's career included: war-time work on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos; a theory of quantum mechanics for which he won the Nobel prize; and major contributions to the sciences of gravity, nuclear physics and particle theory. In 1986, he was able to show that the Challenger disaster was due to the effect of cold on the booster rocket rubber sealings.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 15mm | 225g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w plates, bibliography, index
  • 0140253343
  • 9780140253344

Table of contents

A fascination with physics; physics before Feynman; college boy; early works; from Los Alamos to Cornell; the masterwork; the legend of Richard Feynmen; supercool science; fame and (some) fortune; beyond the Nobel Prize; father figure; the last challenge; the final years; physics afer Feynman.show more

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