Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521658621
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Perhaps the two most important conceptual breakthroughs in twentieth century physics are relativity and quantum mechanics. Developing a theory that combines the two seamlessly is a difficult and ongoing challenge. This accessible book contains intriguing explorations of this theme by the distinguished physicists Richard Feynman and Steven Weinberg.

Six Easy Pieces

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465025293
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The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.

Six Easy Pieces

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465025293
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.

Six Easy Pieces

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465023929
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The six easiest chapters from Feynman's celebrated lectures on physics, which the Nobel Prize-winning scientist delivered from 1961 to 1963 at the California Institute of Technology, have been reprinted in this volume.

Elementary Particles

Author: Harald Fritzsch
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812569367
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This highly readable book uncovers the mysteries of the physics ofelementary particles for a broad audience. From the familiar notionsof atoms and molecules to the complex ideas of the grand unificationof all the basic forces, this book allows the interested lay public toappreciate the fascinating building blocks of matter that make up ouruniverse.

Fundamental Forces of Nature

Author: Kerson Huang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812706445
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Gauge fields are the messengers carrying signals between elementary particles, enabling them to interact with each other. Originating at the level of quarks, these basic interactions percolate upwards, through nuclear and atomic physics, through chemical and solid state physics, to make our everyday world go round. This book tells the story of gauge fields, from Maxwell's 1860 theory of electromagnetism to the 1954 theory of Yang and Mills that underlies the Standard Model of elementary particle theory. In the course of the narration, the author introduces people and events in experimental and theoretical physics that contribute to ideas that have shaped our conception of the physical world.

The Discovery of Subatomic Particles Revised Edition

Author: Steven Weinberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521823517
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An account of twentieth century advances in physics introduces the fundamentals of classic physics that played crucial roles in key discoveries including those of the electron, proton, and neutron, in a volume that covers the link between subatomic particle discoveries and contemporary research. (Science & Mathematics)

A Universe of Atoms An Atom in the Universe

Author: Mark P. Silverman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387954370
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This is a book of essays describing some of the strange systems that Silverman has investigated over the years, systems whose properties or behavior are surprising not only to the general reader but in some cases even to the seasoned physicist. A sort of personal odyssey in physics, the book uses little mathematics, and anyone with a little college physics will be able to read it with pleasure.

The Strangest Man

Author: Graham Farmelo
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465019927
Format: PDF
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Paul Dirac was among the great scientific geniuses of the modern age. One of the discoverers of quantum mechanics, the most revolutionary theory of the past century, his contributions had a unique insight, eloquence, clarity, and mathematical power. His prediction of antimatter was one of the greatest triumphs in the history of physics. One of Einstein’s most admired colleagues, Dirac was in 1933 the youngest theoretician ever to win the Nobel Prize in physics. Dirac’s personality is legendary. He was an extraordinarily reserved loner, relentlessly literal-minded and appeared to have no empathy with most people. Yet he was a family man and was intensely loyal to his friends. His tastes in the arts ranged from Beethoven to Cher, from Rembrandt to Mickey Mouse. Based on previously undiscovered archives, The Strangest Man reveals the many facets of Dirac’s brilliantly original mind. A compelling human story, The Strangest Man also depicts a spectacularly exciting era in scientific history.

The Quotable Feynman

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400874238
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"Some people say, ‘How can you live without knowing?' I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know."—Richard P. Feynman Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918–88) was that rarest of creatures—a towering scientific genius who could make himself understood by anyone and who became as famous for the wit and wisdom of his popular lectures and writings as for his fundamental contributions to science. The Quotable Feynman is a treasure-trove of this revered and beloved scientist's most profound, provocative, humorous, and memorable quotations on a wide range of subjects. Carefully selected by Richard Feynman's daughter, Michelle Feynman, from his spoken and written legacy, including interviews, lectures, letters, articles, and books, the quotations are arranged under two dozen topics—from art, childhood, discovery, family, imagination, and humor to mathematics, politics, science, religion, and uncertainty. These brief passages—about 500 in all—vividly demonstrate Feynman's astonishing yet playful intelligence, and his almost constitutional inability to be anything other than unconventional, engaging, and inspiring. The result is a unique, illuminating, and enjoyable portrait of Feynman's life and thought that will be cherished by his fans at the same time that it provides an ideal introduction to Feynman for readers new to this intriguing and important thinker. The book features a foreword in which physicist Brian Cox pays tribute to Feynman and describes how his words reveal his particular genius, a piece in which cellist Yo-Yo Ma shares his memories of Feynman and reflects on his enduring appeal, and a personal preface by Michelle Feynman. It also includes some previously unpublished quotations, a chronology of Richard Feynman's life, some twenty photos of Feynman, and a section of memorable quotations about Feynman from other notable figures. Features: Approximately 500 quotations, some of them previously unpublished, arranged by topic A foreword by Brian Cox, reflections by Yo-Yo Ma, and a preface by Michelle Feynman A chronology of Feynman's life Some twenty photos of Feynman A section of quotations about Feynman from other notable figures Some notable quotations of Richard P. Feynman: "The thing that doesn't fit is the most interesting." "Thinking is nothing but talking to yourself inside." "It is wonderful if you can find something you love to do in your youth which is big enough to sustain your interest through all your adult life. Because, whatever it is, if you do it well enough (and you will, if you truly love it), people will pay you to do what you want to do anyway." "I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring."