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Selected papers of Richard Feynman : with commentary
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988.
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Works. Selections. 2000
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River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, [2000]

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xii, 999 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Quantum chemistry -- Classical and quantum electrodynamics -- Path integrals and operator calculus: QED and other applications -- Liquid helium -- Physics of elementary particles -- Quantum gravity -- Computer theory.
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These scientific papers of Richard Feynman are renowned for their brilliant content and the author's striking original style. They are grouped by topic: path integral approach to the foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, renormalized quantum electrodynamics, theory of superfluid liquid helium, theory of the Fermi interaction, polarons, gravitation, partons, computer theory, etc. Comments on Feynman's topics are provided by the editor, together with biographical notes and a complete bibliography of Feynman's publications.

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This massive compendium of the research papers of America's most celebrated physicist of the last century, Richard Feynman, contains a wide selection from the incredible range of his contributions, but not nearly all of his work. The papers include fields as diverse as quantum chemistry and computer theory, with electrodynamics, liquid helium, and elementary particle theory in between. The biggest section of the book contains Feynman's seminal papers from electrodynamics. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965, along with Julian Schwinger and Sin-itiro Tomonaga, in the field of quantum electrodynamics. A small selection of papers are generally pedagogically interesting and serve to highlight Feynman's enormous interest in transmitting the core concepts of physics to a wider audience. The publication is one in a series of collections put out by this publisher on 20th-century physics. The papers in this volume will appeal primarily to researchers or teachers and students in advanced courses. The book has an excellent chronological bibliography of Feynman's work but sorely misses a serviceable index. Graduate students through professionals. N. Sadanand Central Connecticut State University

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