Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science (Great Discoveries)

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W. W. Norton & Company, 21 мар. 2011 г. - Всего страниц: 368
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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.
 

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The book is, as it says, Feynman's life in science. I found a lot of the physics difficult to understand, but I did get enough to see how great his contribution to science was. Читать весь отзыв

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Lawrence Krauss is a bit of a malaprop. I'm certainly interested in the subject of the book, but he got into the principle of least time at just the wrong level. Читать весь отзыв

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The Paths to Greatness
1
chapter
3
The Quantum Universe
18
A New Way of Thinking
36
Alice in Quantumland
51
Endings and Beginnings
59
Loss of Innocence
76
Paths to Greatness
92
From Here to Infinity
108
Splitting an Atom
124
Through a Glass Darkly
141
of Matter
163
Acknowledgments and Sources
321
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Lawrence M. Krauss is the director of the Origins Initiative at Arizona State University and has written more than three hundred scientific publications and seven books, including The Physics of Star Trek and A Universe from Nothing. He lives in Tempe, Arizona, and Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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