"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Audiobook CD - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
The late Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist talks about his adventure-filled life in a memoir based on a series of transcribed taped discussions. Read by Raymond Todd. Book available.

Baker
& Taylor

The Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist talks about his adventure-filled life in a memoir based on a series of taped discussions.

Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio Books, p1997
ISBN: 9780786177288
0786177284
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Todd, Raymond

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Where is the return button????????

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minivenkat
Sep 26, 2016

a must read auto-biography. Very selectively picked the incidents from a Nobel Laurent physicist gives a feel like watching a very interesting movie rather than a biography. Very well scripted!!! Strongly recommend it.

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YehudaLeib
Oct 24, 2014

Being Raised in Yeshiva i really enjoyed this

Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman recounts that he was approached by young rabbis in a seminary who asked him "is electricity fire?". He replied, "no", but asked why they wanted to know, and was shocked that they weren't interested in science at all, but just wanted to interpret the Talmud. Feynman said that electricity was not a chemical process, as fire is, and pointed out that there is electricity in atoms and thus every phenomenon that occurs in the world. Feynman proposed a simple way to eliminate the spark: '"If that's what's bothering you, you can put a condenser across the switch, so the electricity will go on and off without any spark whatsoever—anywhere.' But for some reason, they didn't like that idea either"

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