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 This definitive book deals with the life and scientific work of arguably the greatest Americanborn 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 pathintegral formulation of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xxxii, 630 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
 Contents

 '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
 Actionatadistance in electrodynamics: the WheelerFeynman 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 mid1947: 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 spacetime 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
 Isbn
 9780198539483
 Label
 The beat of a different drum : the life and science of Richard Feynman
 Title
 The beat of a different drum
 Title remainder
 the life and science of Richard Feynman
 Statement of responsibility
 Jagdish Mehra
 Language
 eng
 Summary

 This definitive book deals with the life and scientific work of arguably the greatest Americanborn 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 pathintegral formulation of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. 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
 Biography type
 individual biography
 Cataloging source
 DLC
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Mehra, Jagdish
 Dewey number

 530/.092
 B
 Illustrations

 illustrations
 plates
 Index
 index present
 LC call number
 QC16.F49
 LC item number
 M45 1994
 Literary form
 non fiction
 Nature of contents
 bibliography
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 Feynman, Richard P.
 Physicists
 Feynman, Richard Phillips
 Feynman, Richard P.
 Feynman, Richard Phillips
 Physiciens
 Natuurkundigen
 Physicien
 Biographie
 EtatsUnis
 Physiciens
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 The beat of a different drum : the life and science of Richard Feynman, Jagdish Mehra
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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 nc
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 Contents
 '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  Actionatadistance in electrodynamics: the WheelerFeynman 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 mid1947: 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 spacetime 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
 Control code
 28507544
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xxxii, 630 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
 Isbn
 9780198539483
 Lccn
 93028295
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
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 (WaOLN)1596653
 (OCoLC)28507544
 Label
 The beat of a different drum : the life and science of Richard Feynman, Jagdish Mehra
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and indexes
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 '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  Actionatadistance in electrodynamics: the WheelerFeynman 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 mid1947: 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 spacetime 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
 Control code
 28507544
 Dimensions
 25 cm
 Extent
 xxxii, 630 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
 Isbn
 9780198539483
 Lccn
 93028295
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 (WaOLN)1596653
 (OCoLC)28507544
Subject
 EtatsUnis
 Feynman, Richard P., (Richard Phillips), 19181988
 Feynman, Richard Phillips
 Feynman, Richard Phillips, (19181988)  Biographies
 Natuurkundigen
 Biographie
 Physiciens  ÉtatsUnis  Biographies
 Physiciens  ÉtatsUnis  Biographies
 Physicists  United States  Biography
 Physicien
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