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Richard Feynman
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816061769
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6176-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 530
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 160

Summary

Described by his peers as the "finest physicist of his generation," Richard Feynman defied scientist stereotypes. This brash New York-born American physicist startled the more conservative giants of European physics with his endless ability to improvise. Indeed, later in life, Feynman became an accomplished bongo player. Feynman's legacy to physics was his ability to simplify complex equations and clarify fundamental principles through the use of graphs. He developed the theory of quantum electrodynamics, which illustrates the behavior of electrically charged particles, such as electrons, and their interaction with electromagnetic radiation. From his calculations as part of the Manhattan Project team to his role investigating the Challenger space shuttle explosion, this clearly written title delves into the fascinating life and work of this influential scientist.

Specifications

Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Chronology. Glossary. Internet resources. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Harry Henderson is an educational and technical editor and writer in the areas of mathematics and computer science. He is also the author of many Facts On File and Chelsea House titles, including Modern RoboticsEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Revised Edition ("highly recommended" by Library Journal and Choice); Modern Mathematicians; Artificial Intelligence; and Nuclear Physics.

Reviews and Awards

"...well-chosen subjects, engaging writing, plenty of sidebars that take the text in new directions, and perhaps most importantly, the determination to present a fully-rounded person, not just a scientist."


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