"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character

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Unwin Paperbacks, 1985 - Physicists - 350 pages
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Smart, yet funny and easy to read. - Goodreads
Several people thought that the writing was weak. - Goodreads
This book is fun and offers some good insights. - Goodreads
One of my favorite educational characters. - Goodreads
Entertaining intro to the man and his passions - Goodreads
Great insight into a great mind, and how he thought. - Goodreads

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"I often had this problem of demonstrating to these fellas something that they didn't believe - like the time we got into an argument as to whether urine just ran out of you by gravity, and then I had ... Read full review

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About the author (1985)

Richard Feynman, an American theoretical physicist, received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1942 and worked at Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the atomic bomb during World War II. From 1945 to 1950, he taught at Cornell University and became professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology in 1950. Feynman made important contributions to quantum electrodynamics (QED) and electromagnetic interactions, such as interactions among electrons. In Feynman's approach, interactions are considered exchanges of virtual particles. For example, Feynman explained the interaction of two electrons as an exchange of virtual photons. Feynman's theory has proved to be accurate in its predictions. In 1965 the Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to three pioneers in quantum electrodynamics: Feynman, Julian Schwinger, and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga. Feynman was an outspoken critic of NASA for its failure to notice flaws in the design of the Challenger space shuttle, which resulted in its tragic explosion.

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