What Do You Care what Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character

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Bantam Books, 1989 - Science - 255 pages
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When Richard Feynman, who won the Nobel Prize in Physics, died in February 1988 after a courageous battle with cancer, the "New York Times" called him "the most brilliant, iconoclastic, and influential of the postwar generation of theoretical physicists." Here, in these "further adventures, " a companion volume to "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, " is another healthy dose of Feynman's irreverent zest for life and an even deeper, wiser level of reminiscence. He tells us of his father, who taught him to think, and of his first wife, Arlene, who taught him to love, even as she lay dying. And Feynman takes us behind the scenes of the presidential commission investigating the space shuttle "Challenger's" explosion and to the dramatic moment when the cause of the disaster was revealed simply and elegantly as Feynman dropped a rubber ring into a glass of ice water and pulled it out, misshapen.

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Insights into the life and mind of the great physicist. - Goodreads
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... hard-core prose coming from a physicist. - Goodreads

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User Review  - EC Koch - Goodreads

Another great memoir by the incomparable RP Feynman. He's funny, he's brilliant, and he has the rare gift of being able to explain the most complex ideas in the simplest way. His philosophy of life ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jan Van Ryswyck - Goodreads

Follow-up on "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!". The final part of the book discusses his work on the Rogers commission investigating the Challenger disaster. Again, brilliant stories about a brilliant man! Read full review

Contents

The Making of a Scientist
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Other People Think?
20
Km aStaple as One Two ContOltS
60
Copyright

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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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