What Do You Care What Other People Think Further Adventures of a Curious Character

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ISBN: 0393079813
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Number of pages: 256
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online What Do You Care What Other People Think Further Adventures of a Curious Character in PDF and EPUB The New York Times best-selling sequel to "Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!" One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is Feynman’s last literary legacy, prepared with his friend and fellow drummer, Ralph Leighton. Among its many tales—some funny, others intensely moving—we meet Feynman’s first wife, Arlene, who taught him of love’s irreducible mystery as she lay dying in a hospital bed while he worked nearby on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos. We are also given a fascinating narrative of the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger’s explosion in 1986, and we relive the moment when Feynman revealed the disaster’s cause by an elegant experiment: dropping a ring of rubber into a glass of cold water and pulling it out, misshapen.


What Do You Care What Other People Think

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ISBN: 0553173340
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 255
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher:

Download and read online What Do You Care What Other People Think in PDF and EPUB Like its predecessor, Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman, this volume presents further adventures of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Readers learn the inner workings of the Rogers Commission, the stupifying realities of bureaucratic obfuscation, and the confusion and misjudgement that have plagued NASA in recent years.


Feynmans verschollene Vorlesung

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ISBN: 3492229948
Release Date: 2000-01
Number of pages: 232
Author: David L. Goodstein
Publisher:

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Supergute Tage oder Die sonderbare Welt des Christopher Boone

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ISBN: 9783641063566
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Number of pages: 288
Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

Download and read online Supergute Tage oder Die sonderbare Welt des Christopher Boone in PDF and EPUB Christopher Boone ist fünfzehn Jahre, drei Monate und zwei Tage alt. Er kennt alle Länder und deren Hauptstädte sowie sämtliche Primzahlen bis 7507. Er liebt die Farbe Rot, hasst hingegen Gelb und Braun. Unordnung, Überraschungen und fremde Menschen versetzen ihn in Panik, denn Christopher leidet an einer leichten Form von Autismus. Als aber der Pudel in Nachbars Garten mit einer Mistgabel umgebracht wird, beginnt Christopher, aus seiner fest gefügten, kleinen Welt auszubrechen: Mutig stellt er den schändlichen Verbrecher und erfährt außerdem, was es heißt, in der Welt der Erwachsenen zu leben ...


K mmert Sie was andere Leute denken

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ISBN: 3492251560
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 243
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Publisher:

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Ziemlich gute Gr nde am Leben zu bleiben

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ISBN: 9783423429139
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Number of pages: 288
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

Download and read online Ziemlich gute Gr nde am Leben zu bleiben in PDF and EPUB Authentisch und anrührend Ein Buch, das es eigentlich gar nicht geben dürfte. Denn mit 24 Jahren wird Matt Haig von einer lebensbedrohlichen Krankheit überfallen, von der er bis dahin kaum etwas wusste: einer Depression. Es geschieht auf eine physisch dramatische Art und Weise, die ihn buchstäblich an den Abgrund bringt. Dieses Buch beschreibt, wie er allmählich die zerstörerische Krankheit besiegt und ins Leben zurückfindet. Eine bewegende, witzige und mitreißende Hymne an das Leben und das Menschsein – ebenso unterhaltsam wie berührend.


QED

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ISBN: 9783492959865
Release Date: 2012-10-19
Number of pages: 176
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Piper Verlag

Download and read online QED in PDF and EPUB Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) erhielt 1965 für seine Beiträge zur Quantenelektrodynamik (QED) den Nobelpreis für Physik. Seine spektakulären Arbeiten zur »Theorie des Lichts und der Materie« erklärt der »brillanteste, respektloseste und einflussreichste theoretische Physiker der Nachkriegszeit« (The New York Times) hier auch für Nichtphysiker.


Britt Marie war hier

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ISBN: 9783104034782
Release Date: 2016-06-23
Number of pages: 384
Author: Fredrik Backman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Britt Marie war hier in PDF and EPUB Wenn das Leben unverhofft ins Rollen kommt! Wie die ordnungsliebende Britt-Marie ausgerechnet in Borg landet, diesem abgehängten Kaff, und wie sie dort aufräumt, bis für alle die Hoffnung zurückkehrt – das erzählt dieser unglaublich berührende und witzige Roman übers Neustarten und Mitspielen. Genau wie ›Ein Mann namens Ove‹ einfühlsam und mit einzigartigem Humor geschrieben vom schwedischen Nr.1-Bestseller-Autor Fredrik Backman.


Die Zeitfalte

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ISBN: 3855354413
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Number of pages: 392
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Publisher:

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Not Sorry

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ISBN: 9783843714518
Release Date: 2016-08-12
Number of pages: 224
Author: Sarah Knight
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

Download and read online Not Sorry in PDF and EPUB Sind Sie gestresst und überarbeitet? Sind Sie enttäuscht vom Leben? Haben Sie es satt, allen zu gefallen, statt an sich selbst zu denken? Dann gilt auch für Sie: Sorry, but not sorry. Hören Sie auf, sich zu entschuldigen. Vergessen Sie die Meinung der anderen. Machen Sie sich frei von ungeliebten Verpflichtungen, Scham und Schuld. Beschäftigen Sie sich lieber mit Leuten und Dingen, die Sie glücklich machen. Sarah Knights Methoden helfen Ihnen dabei, sich von Unwichtigem zu trennen und das Leben zu genießen.


109 East Palace

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ISBN: 9781416585428
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Number of pages: 448
Author: Jennet Conant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online 109 East Palace in PDF and EPUB From the bestselling author of Tuxedo Park, the fascinating story of the 3,000 people who lived together in near confinement for more than two intense and conflicted years under J. Robert Oppenheimer and the world's best scientists to produce the Atomic Bomb and win World War II. They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace. There, behind a wrought-iron gate and narrow passageway just off the touristy old plaza, they were greeted by Dorothy McKibbin, an attractive widow who was the least likely person imaginable to run a front for a clandestine defense laboratory. They stepped across her threshold into a parallel universe--the desert hideaway where Robert Oppenheimer and a team of world-famous scientists raced to build the first atomic bomb before Germany and bring World War II to an end. Brilliant, handsome, extraordinarily charismatic, Oppenheimer based his unprecedented scientific enterprise in the high reaches of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, hoping that the land of enchantment would conceal and inspire their bold mission. Oppenheimer was as arrogant as he was inexperienced, and few believed the thirty-eight-year-old theoretical physicist would succeed. Jennet Conant captures all the exhilaration and drama of those perilous twenty-seven months at Los Alamos, a secret city cut off from the rest of society, ringed by barbed wire, where Oppenheimer and his young recruits lived as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government. With her dry humor and eye for detail, Conant chronicles the chaotic beginnings of Oppenheimer's by-the-seat-of-his-pants operation, where freshly minted secretaries and worldly scientists had to contend with living conditions straight out of pioneer days. Despite all the obstacles, Oppie managed to forge a vibrant community at Los Alamos through the sheer force of his personality. Dorothy, who fell for him at first sight, devoted herself to taking care of him and his crew and supported him through the terrifying preparations for the test explosion at Trinity and the harrowing aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Less than a decade later, Oppenheimer became the focus of suspicion during the McCarthy witch hunts. When he and James B. Conant, one of the top administrators of the Manhattan Project (and the author's grandfather), led the campaign against the hydrogen bomb, Oppenheimer's past left-wing sympathies were used against him, and he was found to be a security risk and stripped of his clearance. Though Dorothy tried to help clear his name, she saw the man she loved disgraced. In this riveting and deeply moving account, drawing on a wealth of research and interviews with close family and colleagues, Jennet Conant reveals an exceptionally gifted and enigmatic man who served his country at tremendous personal cost and whose singular achievement, and subsequent undoing, is at the root of our present nuclear predicament.


Feynman s Lost Lecture

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ISBN: 0393078930
Release Date: 2009-11-06
Number of pages: 192
Author: David Goodstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Feynman s Lost Lecture in PDF and EPUB "Glorious."—Wall Street Journal Rescued from obscurity, Feynman's Lost Lecture is a blessing for all Feynman followers. Most know Richard Feynman for the hilarious anecdotes and exploits in his best-selling books "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" and "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" But not always obvious in those stories was his brilliance as a pure scientist—one of the century's greatest physicists. With this book, we hear the voice of the great Feynman in all his ingenuity, insight, and acumen for argument. This breathtaking lecture—"The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun"—uses nothing more advanced than high-school geometry to explain why the planets orbit the sun elliptically rather than in perfect circles, and conclusively demonstrates the astonishing fact that has mystified and intrigued thinkers since Newton: Nature obeys mathematics. David and Judith Goodstein give us a beautifully written short memoir of life with Feynman, provide meticulous commentary on the lecture itself, and relate the exciting story of their effort to chase down one of Feynman's most original and scintillating lectures.


An Equation for Every Occasion

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ISBN: 9781421414928
Release Date: 2014-09-10
Number of pages: 200
Author: John M. Henshaw
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online An Equation for Every Occasion in PDF and EPUB With this fun romp through the world of equations we encounter in our everyday lives, you’ll find yourself flipping through the stories of fifty-two formulas faster than a deck of cards. John M. Henshaw’s intriguing true accounts, each inspired by a different mathematical equation, are both succinct and easy to read. His tales come from the spheres of sports, business, history, the arts, science, and technology. Anecdotes about famous equations, like E=mc 2, appear alongside tales of not-so-famous—but equally fascinating—equations, such as the one used to determine the SPF number for sunscreen. Drawn from the breadth of human endeavor, Henshaw's stories demonstrate the power and utility of math. He entertains us by exploring the ways that equations can be used to explain, among other things, Ponzi schemes, the placebo effect, "dog years," IQ, the wave mechanics of tsunamis, the troubled modern beekeeping industry, and the Challenger disaster. Smartly conceived and fast paced, his book offers something for anyone curious about math and its impacts.


Sieben kurze Lektionen ber Physik

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ISBN: 9783644052215
Release Date: 2015-08-28
Number of pages: 96
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Download and read online Sieben kurze Lektionen ber Physik in PDF and EPUB Hundert schmale Seiten reichen, um die Physik der Moderne zu erklären Wo kommen wir her? Was können wir wissen? Seit ihren umwälzenden Entdeckungen im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert spüren Physiker den Kräften und Teilchen nach, die die Welt im Innersten und Äußersten zusammenhalten. Für jedermann verständlich, hat Carlo Rovelli dieses zauberhafte Buch darüber geschrieben. Es stürmte in wenigen Wochen an die Spitze der italienischen Bestsellerliste und wird derzeit in fast zwanzig Sprachen übersetzt. In eleganten, klaren Sätzen erklärt Rovelli die Physik der Moderne: Einstein und die Relativitätstheorie, Max Planck und die Quantenmechanik, die Entstehung des Universums, Schwarze Löcher, die Elementarteilchen, die Beschaffenheit von Raum und Zeit – und die Loop-Theorie, sein ureigenstes Arbeitsfeld. Ein Buch, das jeder verstehen kann – ein Lesevergnügen zum Staunen, Genießen und Mitreden können. «Von Natur aus wollen wir immer mehr wissen und immer weiter lernen. Unser Wissen über die Welt wächst. Uns treibt der Drang nach Erkenntnis und lernend stoßen wir an Grenzen. In den tiefsten Tiefen des Raumgewebes, im Ursprung des Kosmos, im Wesen der Zeit, im Schicksal der Schwarzen Löcher und im Funktionieren unseres eigenen Denkens. Hier, an den Grenzen unseres Wissens, wo sich das Meer unseres Nichtwissens vor uns auftut, leuchten das Geheimnis der Welt, die Schönheit der Welt, und es verschlägt uns den Atem.», schreibt Carlo Rovelli.


Quantum Information Processing

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ISBN: 9781586036119
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 359
Author: Dimitris G. Angelakis
Publisher: IOS Press

Download and read online Quantum Information Processing in PDF and EPUB "The Antikythera mechanism was probably the worlds first analog computer a sophisticated device for calculating the motions of stars and planets. This remarkable assembly of more than 30 gears with a differential mechanism, made on Rhodes or Cos in the first century B.C., revised the view of what the ancient Greeks were capable of creating at that time. A comparable level of engineering didnt become widespread until the industrial revolution nearly two millennia later. This collection of papers provides a good overview of the current state-of-the-art of quantum information science. We do not know how a quantum Antikythera will look like but all we know is that the best way to predict the future is to create it. From the perspective of the future, it may well be that the real computer age has not yet even begun."