Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman Adventures of a Curious Character

In his stories, Feynman’s life shines through in all its eccentric glory—a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah. Included for this edition is a new introduction by Bill Gates.

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393355683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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One of the most famous science books of our time, the phenomenal national bestseller that "buzzes with energy, anecdote and life. It almost makes you want to become a physicist" (Science Digest). Richard P. Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. In this lively work that “can shatter the stereotype of the stuffy scientist” (Detroit Free Press), Feynman recounts his experiences trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets—and much more of an eyebrow-raising nature. In his stories, Feynman’s life shines through in all its eccentric glory—a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah. Included for this edition is a new introduction by Bill Gates.

Richard Feynman

Author: Frederic P. Miller

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ISBN: 9786130041090

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Guide to Richard P Feynman s Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman by Instaread

PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Richard P. Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and NOT the original book.

Author: Instaread

Publisher: Instaread

ISBN: 1683787218

Category: Study Aids

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Richard P. Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and NOT the original book. Preview: Richard Feynman’s Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character (1985) is an unconventional memoir by a decidedly unconventional theoretical physicist. Feynman was a brilliant and eccentric thinker who was present for some of the key scientific developments of the twentieth century. Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman

Publisher: titus books

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Category: Bilim

Page: 322

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Rychard Feynman no es sólo uno de los físicos teóricos más destacados del mundo sino también una personalidad insólita y genial. En su biografía y en su obra se dan cita la curiosidad irrefrenable, el escepticismo empedernido, el sentido del humor, el gusto por la travesura, la más vasta cultura y el más penetrante ingenio. Feynman recuerda sus primeros experimentos y trabajos de niño, su incursión en la hipnosis, sus estudios en Princeton y el MIT, su fascinación por abrir cajas fuertes y los bares de topless, así como otros temas mucho más serios, como su participación en el Proyecto Manhattan desde el Laboratorio Nacional Los Álamos y la muerte de su primera esposa, Arline Greenbaum. ¿ESTA USTED DE BROMA, SR. FEYNMAN? recoge en forma casi inmodificada las conversaciones mantenidas a lo largo de una serie de años entre el Premio Nobel de Física y Ralph Leighton, quien se encargó de grabarlas y transcribirlas.

Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman

Publisher: titus books

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Category: Bilim

Page: 322

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Rychard Feynman no es sólo uno de los físicos teóricos más destacados del mundo sino también una personalidad insólita y genial. En su biografía y en su obra se dan cita la curiosidad irrefrenable, el escepticismo empedernido, el sentido del humor, el gusto por la travesura, la más vasta cultura y el más penetrante ingenio. Feynman recuerda sus primeros experimentos y trabajos de niño, su incursión en la hipnosis, sus estudios en Princeton y el MIT, su fascinación por abrir cajas fuertes y los bares de topless, así como otros temas mucho más serios, como su participación en el Proyecto Manhattan desde el Laboratorio Nacional Los Álamos y la muerte de su primera esposa, Arline Greenbaum. ¿ESTA USTED DE BROMA, SR. FEYNMAN? recoge en forma casi inmodificada las conversaciones mantenidas a lo largo de una serie de años entre el Premio Nobel de Física y Ralph Leighton, quien se encargó de grabarlas y transcribirlas.

A Study of Title Translations of Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman from the Relevance theoretic Perspective

Author: Sheng-Chih Huang

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New Scientist

REVIEW The heart and soul of Richard P. Feynman IN 1985, the American
physicist Richard Feynman became a best-selling author with his delightfully
wise collection of autobiographical anecdotes, Surely, You 're Joking, Mr
Feynman!

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

New Scientist

No room for a soul in the human brain Neuronal Man by Jean-Pierre Changeux,
Pantheon, pp 348, $19-95 Georgina Ferry Strangeness and charm Surely You're
Joking, Mr Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman, W. W. Norton, pp 350, $15-95 ...

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Sleight of Mind

Feynman, Richard. (1982). “Simulating Physics with Computers.” International
Journal of Theoretical Physics. 21 (6–7): 467–488. Feynman, Richard. (1985).
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! New York: W. W. Norton and Company.

Author: Matt Cook

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262043467

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

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Exploring more than seventy-five well-known paradoxes in mathematics, philosophy, physics, and the social sciences showing how reason and logic can dispel the illusion of contradiction. Paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick. A magician's purpose is to create the appearance of impossibility, to pull a rabbit from an empty hat. Yet paradox doesn't require tangibles, like rabbits or hats. Paradox works in the abstract, with words and concepts and symbols, to create the illusion of contradiction. There are no contradictions in reality, but there can appear to be. In Sleight of Mind, Matt Cook and a few collaborators dive deeply into more than 75 paradoxes in mathematics, physics, philosophy, and the social sciences. As each paradox is discussed and resolved, Cook helps readers discover the meaning of knowledge and the proper formation of concepts—and how reason can dispel the illusion of contradiction. The journey begins with “a most ingenious paradox” from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Readers will then travel from Ancient Greece to cutting-edge laboratories, encounter infinity and its different sizes, and discover mathematical impossibilities inherent in elections. They will tackle conundrums in probability, induction, geometry, and game theory; perform “supertasks”; build apparent perpetual motion machines; meet twins living in different millennia; explore the strange quantum world—and much more.

Classic Feynman

An omnibus edition of classic adventure tales by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist includes his exchanges with Einstein and Bohr, ideas about gambling with Nick the Greek, and solution to the Challenger disaster, in a volume complemented by ...

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393061321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 511

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An omnibus edition of classic adventure tales by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist includes his exchanges with Einstein and Bohr, ideas about gambling with Nick the Greek, and solution to the Challenger disaster, in a volume complemented by an hour-long audio CD of his 1978 "Los Alamos from Below" lecture. 30,000 first printing.

Books Out Loud

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FROM EROS TO GAIA

THE LEMON AND THE CREAM The title of this section is taken from a story in the
book Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman. The same story also provided the title
for that book. All friends of Dick Feynman are indebted to Ralph Leighton for ...

Author: Freeman Dyson

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307831027

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Readers of Freeman Dyson’s previous books, Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, and Infinite in All Directions, have discovered for themselves what Dyson reveals here: that he was a writer long before he became a distinguished scientist. The aim of this new book, as Dyson says, is to open windows, to let the experts inside the temple of science see out, and to let the ordinary citizens outside see in.” In this process an immensely broad range of ideas, people, contemporary history, and discoveries of many sorts pass in review. Beginning with a piece of writing he did as a child and ending with recent work, he goes from Eros, the god or youthful passion, to Gaia, the fertile life-giving mother-planet Earth. The pilgrimage is a good metaphor for the life of a writer. This book is full of discoveries. In the company of one of the most lucid minds of our time, one approaches great men and problems central to our common existence. Always there is warmth, kindness, high intelligence and humor. Dyson is intimate with both science and man. Whether he is dealing with the problems of physics or politics, whether he is engrossed in astronomy or literature, whether he is concentrating on an African village of space science, Dyson’s view is always “infinite in all directions,” always following the path of diversity, always keeping his eye on the wonder of our earth and the health and happiness of its inhabitants.

The Literary Filmography M Z bibliography index

Author: Leonard Mustazza

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786425044

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 725

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"A guide to English-language works that have been adapted as theatrical and television films, this volume includes books (both fiction and non-fiction), short stories, newspaper and magazine articles and poems. Entries are arranged alphabetically by literary title with cross-listings for films made under different titles"--Provided by publisher.

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SURELY YOU'RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN!”: ADVENTURES OF A CURIOUS
CHARACTER by Richard P. Feynman, as told to Ralph Leighton. New York:
Bantam, 1989. 352 pages, paper $8.95. The Feynman lectures on physics were ...

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Scientific American

FEYNMANI " Photodisc Rarestare 01 tagut ** Castle THE BEST SHORT WORKS
OF RICHARD P. TUYMAN RICHARD P. FEYNMAN " Surely You're Joking , Mr.
Feynman ! " Trading ideas with Einstein , accompanying a ballet on his bongo ...

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

" One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life.

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393079813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!" One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman’s last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. Among its many tales—some funny, others intensely moving—we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen.

New Scientist

... be the physicist Richard Feynman's signature trait for the general public , along
with his Los Alamos safebreaking and other exploits recounted in Surely You're
Joking , Mr. Feynman . Journalists may recall Feynman's part in the inquest after
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Humanity s Environmental Future

Books by Richard Feynman , one of the most creative geniuses and astounding
physicists to have lived , illustrate this freedom of thought and personality in
abundance . 6-9 An Amazon.com reviewer said of Surely You're Joking , Mr.
Feynman ...

Author: Ross McCluney

Publisher: Sunpine Press

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Category: Nature

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McCluney comprehensively examines the wide variety of difficult environmental and socio-economic problems facing humanity as it struggles toward a sustainable future. (Environmental Studies)

At the Crossroads

The of reality based intellectually excense of the wo your work these " reality
objects ? " I do not know . It is like asking how much exercise or recreation do you
need in your life . The answer ... Surely You ' re Joking , Mr . Feynman ! " New
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Written World Ie

“Would you like cream or lemon in your tea, Mr. Feynman?” It's Mrs. Eisenhart,
pouring tea. “I'll have both, thank you,” I say, still looking for where I'm going to sit,
when suddenly I hear “Heh-heh-heh-heh-heh. Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman.

Author: Addison-Wesley Longman, Limited

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ISBN: 9780065005868

Category: College readers

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