Richard Feynman Quarks, Bombs, and Bongos by Ray Spangenburg, Harry Henderson


Richard Feynman Quarks, Bombs, and Bongos by Ray Spangenburg, Harry Henderson

Described by his peers as the finest physicist of his generation, Richard Feynman defied scientist stereotypes. This brash New York-born American physicist startled the more conservative giants of European physics with his endless ability to improvise. Indeed, later in life, Feynman became an accomplished bongo player. Feynman's legacy to physics was his ability to simplify complex equations and clarify fundamental principles through the use of graphs. He developed the theory of quantum electrodynamics, which illustrates the behavior of electrically charged particles, such as electrons, and their interaction with electromagnetic radiation. From his calculations as part of the Manhattan Project team to his role investigating the Challenger space shuttle explosion, this clearly written title delves into the fascinating life and work of this influential scientist.

About the Author

Ray Spangenburg and Diane Kit Moser have been writing about science for more than 20 years. They are the authors of more than 50 books, including Facts On File's The History of Science set. Former journalists and editors, they have written for numerous magazines, including The Scientist, Science Digest, Space World, and Final Frontier.|||Harry Henderson is a professional writer specializing in technical and reference works for adults. Among his numerous publications are Privacy in the Information Age, Gun Control, and Capital Punishment, Revised Edition, all of which are part of Facts On File's Library in a Book series. He lives in El Cerrito, CA

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192 pages


Ray Spangenburg, Harry Henderson
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Publication date

15th September 2012



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