9780393316049

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393316049

  • ISBN10:

    0393316041

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1997-04-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

In this phenomenal national bestseller, the Nobel PrizeĀ­-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman recounts in his inimitable voice his adventures trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek, painting a naked female toreador, accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums and much else of an eyebrow-raising and hilarious nature.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9(2)
Albert R. Hibbs
Vitals 11(4)
Part 1 FROM FAR ROCKAWAY TO MIT 15(44)
He Fixes Radios by Thinking!
15(10)
String Beans
25(5)
Who Stole the Door?
30(12)
Latin or Italian?
42(3)
Always Trying to Escape
45(8)
The Chief Research Chemist of the Metaplast Corporation
53(6)
Part 2 THE PRINCETON YEARS 59(40)
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
59(7)
Meeeeeeeeeee!
66(3)
A Map of the Cat?
69(8)
Monster Minds
77(4)
Mixing Paints
81(3)
A Different Box of Tools
84(4)
Mindreaders
88(3)
The Amateur Scientist
91(8)
Part 3 FEYNMAN, THE BOMB, AND THE MILITARY 99(66)
Fizzled Fuses
99(5)
Testing Bloodhounds
104(3)
Los Alamos from Below
107(30)
Safecracker Meets Safecracker
137(19)
Uncle Sam Doesn't Need You!
156(9)
Part 4 FROM CORNELL TO CALTECH WITH A TOUCH OF BRAZIL 165(72)
The Dignified Professor
165(10)
Any Questions?
175(5)
I Want My Dollar!
180(4)
You Just Ask Them?
184(8)
Lucky Numbers
192(7)
O Americano, Outra Vez!
199(21)
Man of a Thousand Tongues
220(1)
Certainly, Mr. Big!
221(11)
An Offer You Must Refuse
232(5)
Part 5 THE WORLD OF ONE PHYSICIST 237(110)
Would You Solve the Dirac Equation?
237(10)
The 7 Percent Solution
247(9)
Thirteen Times
256(2)
It Sounds Greek to Me!
258(2)
But Is It Art?
260(19)
Is Electricity Fire?
279(9)
Judging Books by Their Covers
288(15)
Alfred Nobel's Other Mistake
303(10)
Bringing Culture to the Physicists
313(5)
Found Out in Paris
318(12)
Altered States
330(8)
Cargo Cult Science
338(9)
Index 347

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