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Feynman and His Physics

The Life and Science of an Extraordinary Man

  • Jörg Resag

Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 305-319

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Life and Science of Richard Feynman Scientific biography of Feynman Feynman's legacy Understanding Feynman's physics Quantum electrodynamics Feynman diagrams Simple description of QED Challenger disaster Feynman path integrals Book on Richard Feynman

Authors and affiliations

  • Jörg Resag
    • 1
  1. 1.LeverkusenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96836-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96835-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96836-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-0613
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-0621
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