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Springer Biographies

Feynman and His Physics

The Life and Science of an Extraordinary Man

Authors: Resag, Jörg

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  • Gives insights into the life and science of one of the most fascinating physicists of the twentieth century
  • Provides easy-to-grasp explanations at high school level, leading to a deep appreciation of modern physics
  • Includes over one hundred figures illustrating Feynman's ideas
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About this book

This book takes the reader on a journey through the life of Richard Feynman and describes, in non-technical terms, his revolutionary contributions to modern physics. Feynman was an unconventional thinker who always tried to get to the bottom of things. In doing so, he developed an intuitive view that made him one of the greatest teachers of physics. The author captures this development and explains it in the context of the zeitgeist of modern physics: What revolutionary ideas did Feynman have, what contribution did he make to the development of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, how can Feynman's methods be understood?

Be enchanted by this book and understand the physics of the genius whose 100th birthday was celebrated in 2018.


  

About the authors

Jörg Resag has a PhD in theoretical physics. As a successful popular science author, he is known for his easily understandable and instructive explanations of scientific ideas, both in his books and on the Internet.

Reviews

“Resag, an independent scholar, has combined a blend of quantum physics and the personal life of this multifaceted and complex genius into a highly readable biography that is well worth including on library shelves and individual collections. A glossary and a section on sources and literature add to the value of this book.” (C. G. Wood, Choice, Vol. 56 (10), June, 2019)

“It's an excellent book for a particular audience … the reader really gets a feel for his unique approach to physics and how he often saw things differently to many of his contemporaries.” (Brian Clegg, Popular Science, popsciencebooks.blogspot.com, April 14, 2019)



Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Adolescent Years and the Principle of Least Action

    Pages 1-41

    Resag, Jörg

  • Princeton, Path Integrals, and the Manhattan Project

    Pages 43-90

    Resag, Jörg

  • Feynman’s Path to Quantum Electrodynamics

    Pages 91-149

    Resag, Jörg

  • California, Super-Cold Helium, and the Weak Interaction

    Pages 151-204

    Resag, Jörg

  • From Researcher to Teacher and Nobel Prizewinner

    Pages 205-248

    Resag, Jörg

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eBook 23,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96836-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 31,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96835-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feynman and His Physics
Book Subtitle
The Life and Science of an Extraordinary Man
Authors
Series Title
Springer Biographies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96836-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96836-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96835-3
Series ISSN
2365-0613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 319
Number of Illustrations
84 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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