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QED

The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

QED( )
Author: Feynman, Richard Phillips
ISBN:978-0-691-02417-2
Publication Date:Oct 1988
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

Famous the world over for the creative brilliance of his insights into the physical world, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the nonscientist. QED--the edited version of four lectures on quantum electrodynamics that Feynman gave to the general public at UCLA as part of the Alix G. Mautner Memorial Lecture series--is perhaps the best example of his ability to communicate both the substance and the...
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Book Details
Pages:176
Detailed Subjects: Science / Physics / Quantum Theory
Science / Physics / Nuclear
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.577 x 8.502 x 0.187 Inches
Book Weight:0.471 Pounds
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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