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"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Adventures of a Curious Character

Bantam trade edition from Bantam New Age Books
  • 4.18 ·
  • 87 Ratings
  • 233 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading
  • 103 Have read

The biography of the physicist and Nobel prize winner Richard P. Feynman - a collection of short stories, chapters told to and written down by Ralph Leighton.
Feynman tells of his childhood and youth and goes into his adult life, both personally and professionally.

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English
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322

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Albert R. Hibbs Page ix
Vitals Page xi
Part I. From Far Rockaway to MIT Page 1 He Fixes Radios by Thinking! Page 3 String Beans Page 12 Who Stole the Door? Page 17 Latin or Italian? Page 28 Always Trying to Escape Page 30 The Chief Research Chemist of the Metaplast Corporation Page 37 Part II. The Princeton Years Page 45 "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" Page 47 Meeeeeeeeeee! Page 53 A Map of the Cat? Page 56 Monster Minds Page 63 Mixing Paints Page 67 A Different Box of Tools Page 69 Mindreaders Page 72 The Amateur Scientist Page 74 Part 3. Feynman, the Bomb, and the Military Page 81 Fizzled Fuses Page 83 Testing Bloodhounds Page 87 Los Alamos from Below Page 90 Safecracker Meets Safecracker Page 119 Uncle Sam Doesn't Need You! Page 137 Part 4. From Cornell to Caltech, With a Touch of Brazil Page 147 The Dignified Professor Page 149 Any Questions? Page 158 I Want My Dollar! Page 162 You Just Ask Them? Page 165 Lucky Numbers Page 173 O Americano, Outra Vez! Page 179 Man of a Thousand Tongues Page 198 Certainly, Mr. Big! Page 199 An Offer You Must Refuse Page 209 Part 5. The World of One Physicist Page 215 Would You Solve the Dirac Equation? Page 217 The 7 Percent Solution Page 226 Thirteen Times Page 234 It Sounds Greek to Me! Page 235 But Is It Art? Page 236 Is Electricity Fire? Page 253 Judging Books by Their Covers Page 262 Alfred Nobel's Other Mistake Page 276 Bringing Culture to the Physicists Page 285 Found Out in Paris Page 290 Altered States Page 301 Cargo Cult Science Page 308 Index. Page 319

Edition Notes

Has an index

Other Titles
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman
Copyright Date
1985

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
530/.092/4, B
Library of Congress
QC16.F49 A37 1989

Contributors

As told to
Ralph Leighton
Editor
Edward Hutchings
Introduction
Albert R. Hibbs

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
322p.
Number of pages
322

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2062828M
ISBN 10
0553346687
LCCN
88047879
Library Thing
5655
Goodreads
927748

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