Richard P. Feynman: The Scientist's Scientist
One of the most famous scientists of the twentieth century, and an inexhaustible source of wonderful quotes, Richard Feynman shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics with Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga for his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics. 1965 was also the year in which Feynman and A. R. Hibbs first published Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals, which Dover reprinted in a new edition comprehensively emended by Daniel F. Styer in 2010.
In the Author's Own Words:
"Our freedom to doubt was born out of a struggle against authority in the early days of science. It was a very deep and strong struggle. It is our responsibility as scientists to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how doubt is not to be feared but welcomed and discussed; and to demand this freedom as our duty to all coming generations."
"I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics."
"Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there."
"To those who do not know mathematics it is difficult to get across a real feeling as to the beauty, the deepest beauty, of nature. . . . If you want to learn about nature, to appreciate nature, it is necessary to understand the language that she speaks in." — Richard P. Feynman
The path integral approach is just one arrow in the quiver, albeit a very important one.
Feyman's brilliance as a physicist and his ability to convey understanding to those of us less gifted are equally matched in this book.
I recommend it for people whom are physics lovers and undergraduate students as a good introduction to the subject.
Book gives convincing background as to Path integral applications. I strongly recommend those whom get this book to also look at Feynman's PhD dissertation which explains the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrew
Well explained and thorough. Builds great mathematical foundation. Feynman and Hibbs provide superb method building basics stepwise method. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pegasus-rtf
Richard Feynman has the un-breakable record of being the most fun and most understandable Physics Nobel Prize winner ever. His book on Quantum Mechanics is typical Feynman. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jay P. Martin
all books by feynmann are both fun to read and very informative, he lets you know when a difficult topic is difficult - some authors write in such a way that even the difficult... Read morePublished 13 months ago by mmdunnill
Perhaps You can find a better asimpler book and so on , but it's Feynman himself!
I love his style and feeling for physics.
It is impossible to find the right words to quote a very interesting book like this one. Feynmann is superb.Published 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have an interest in calculus of variations. I developed an interest in the subject after reading 'Feynman's Lectures in Physics'
volume 2, chapter 19. Read more
Most Feynman books are excellent; this one is no exception. The content and delivery are both very well done. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Dakini
In this case the book has perfect presentation of developments, solid basics of work and a clear and thorough explanations of the matter. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by A. B. MARQUEZ