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Feynman Lectures on Computation

Feynman Lectures on Computation( )
Author: Feynman, Richard Phillips
Editor: Allen, Robin
ISBN:978-0-201-48991-0
Publication Date:Sep 1996
Publisher:Perseus Books Group
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $64.00
Book Description:

"From 1983 to 1986, the legendary physicist and teacher Richard Feynman gave a course at Caltech called "Potentialities and Limitations of Computing Machines.”Although the lectures are over ten years o"

Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Computers / Computer Science
Computers / Data Processing
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.57 x 23.495 x 2.438 cm
Book Weight:0.609 Kilograms
Author Biography
Feynman, Richard Phillips (Author)
Richard Feynman, an American theoretical physicist, received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1942 and worked at Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the atomic bomb during World War II. From 1945 to 1950, he taught at Cornell University and became professor of theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology in 1950.

Feynman made important contributions to quantum electrodynamics (QED) and electromagnetic interactions, such as interactions among electrons. In Feynman's approach, interactions are considered exchanges of virtual particles. For example, Feynman explained the interaction of two electrons as an exchange of virtual photons. Feynman's theory has proved to be accurate in its predictions. In 1965 the Nobel Prize for physics was awarded to three pioneers in quantum electrodynamics: Feynman, Julian Schwinger, and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga.

Feynman was an outspoken critic of NASA for its failure to notice flaws in the design of the Challenger space shuttle, which resulted in its tragic explosion.

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