The Life and Science of an Extraordinary Man
"Feynman and His Physics is a well-written, popular book on an esoteric subject. Reading it will provide an initial overview of Feynman's life with physics, an introduction to aspects of twentieth century physics, and certainly an encouragement to dive deeper into the world of physics." (Marcus Lee Naldal, Metascience, Vol. 29 (1), 2020) "Resag, an independent scholar, has combined a blend of quantum physics and the personal life of this multifaceted and complex genius into a highly readable biography that is well worth including on library shelves and individual collections. A glossary and a section on sources and literature add to the value of this book." (C. G. Wood, Choice, Vol. 56 (10), June, 2019) "It's an excellent book for a particular audience ... the reader really gets a feel for his unique approach to physics and how he often saw things differently to many of his contemporaries." (Brian Clegg, Popular Science, popsciencebooks.blogspot.com, April 14, 2019)
Joerg Resag has a PhD in theoretical physics. As a successful popular science author, he is known for his easily understandable and instructive explanations of scientific ideas, both in his books and on the Internet.
Adolescent years and the principle of least action.- Princeton, Path Integrals, and the Manhattan Project.- Feynman's Path to Quantum Electrodynamics.- California, super cold helium, and the weak interaction.- From researcher to teacher and Nobel Prize winner.- Quarks, computers, and the Challenger disaster.- Glossary.- Sources and Literature.