The Beat of a Different Drum
Title The Beat of a Different Drum PDF eBook
Author Jagdish Mehra
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 0
Release 1996
Genre Physicists
ISBN 9780198518877

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This is a definitve book dealing with the life and scientific work of arguably the greatest American-born theoretical physicist of the 20th century. Feynman was irreverent and iconoclastic; he disdained authority and despised ceremony. Jagdish Mehra knew Richard Feynman personally for 30years. Feynman invited Mehra to spend three weeks with him shortly before his death to interview him and talk about his life , and encouraged Mehra to write this book about his life and scientific work. What has emerged is a truly authoritative account of Feynman's life and achievements.

The Beat of a Different Drum
Title The Beat of a Different Drum PDF eBook
Author Jagdish Mehra
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Pages 678
Release 1994
Genre Biography & Autobiography

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The Beat of a Different Drum is the definitive account of Feynman's life and work. It covers his childhood, his three marriages, and his extraordinary range of interests. But most importantly, it deals in great detail with his scientific work - from his research on the atomic bomb, via hisfamous path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, to the quantum theory of gravitation, partons, quark jets, and the limits of computation. This is the only book to show the full range and depth of Feynman's work in physics and it is written from a unique perspective. Jagdish Mehra knew Richard Feynman personally for thirty years and was invited by Feynman to interview him and encouraged to write this account of thoseinterviews.

Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)
Title Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries) PDF eBook
Author Lawrence M. Krauss
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 368
Release 2011-03-21
Genre Science
ISBN 9780393080544

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"A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus Reviews Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and a best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits. From the death of Feynman’s childhood sweetheart during the Manhattan Project to his reluctant rise as a scientific icon, we see Feynman’s life through his science, providing a new understanding of the legacy of a man who has fascinated millions.

Reader's Guide to the History of Science
Title Reader's Guide to the History of Science PDF eBook
Author Arne Hessenbruch
Publisher Routledge
Pages 965
Release 2013-12-16
Genre History
ISBN 1134262949

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The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.

Toy Medium
Title Toy Medium PDF eBook
Author Daniel Tiffany
Publisher Univ of California Press
Pages 372
Release 2000-03-08
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9780520923072

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What begins with an unlikely collection of unrelated phenomena--mechanical dolls, weather, atoms, lyric poetry--blossoms in the course of Toy Medium into a subtle and persuasive meditation on one of Western philosophy's biggest puzzles: the relation of mind and matter. What is the role of the imagination in defining material substance? In a dazzling study of the poetics of materialist philosophy and of the materialism of lyric poetry, Daniel Tiffany traces the historical conjunction of matter and metaphor through a remarkable range of topics: automata in classical antiquity and the eighteenth century; Kepler's treatise on snowflakes; animal magnetism; fireworks and cloud-chamber photographs; the origins of the microscope as a philosophical toy and its bearing on the figure of the virtuoso. At critical junctures in modern Western culture, Tiffany finds uncanny parallels between the metaphorics of science and visions of material substance rooted in popular culture and lyric poetry. Los Angeles Times Best Nonfiction Book of 2000

Feynman and His Physics
Title Feynman and His Physics PDF eBook
Author Jörg Resag
Publisher Springer
Pages 319
Release 2018-12-21
Genre Science
ISBN 331996836X

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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.

Science Sifting
Title Science Sifting PDF eBook
Author Rodney R. Dietert
Publisher World Scientific
Pages 288
Release 2013
Genre Education
ISBN 9814407917

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Science Sifting is designed primarily as a textbook for students interested in research and as a general reference book for existing career scientists. The aim of this book is to help budding scientists broaden their capacities to access and use information from diverse sources to the benefit of their research careers.The book describes why the capacity to access and integrate both linear and nonlinear information has been an important historic feature of pivotal scientific breakthroughs. Yet, it is a process that our students are rarely, if ever, taught in universities. This book goes beyond simply describing the features of great scientific breakthroughs. It discusses the basis for accessing and using nonlinear information in the linear research context. It also provides a series of tools and exercises that can be used to enhance access to nonlinear information for application to research and other endeavors.Topics covered include focal points in scientific breakthroughs, the use of concepts maps in research, use of different vantage points, information as patterns, fractals for the scientist, memory storage and access points, and synchronicities. Young researchers need useful tools to help with a more holistic approach to their research careers. This book provides the useful tools to support flexibility and creativity across a long-term research career.