Lumière et matière – Une étrange histoire

May 24, 2018

• Title English : “Light and matter – A strange story”
• Author : Richard Feynman
• Pages : 206 Sheet
• Publisher : Seuil [Threshold] (November 19, 1992)
• Collection : Points Sciences
• ISBN-10: 2020147580
• ISBN-13: 978-2020147583
Product Dimensions : 18 x 10,8 x 1 cm
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Description“Light and matter” And now, fasten your seatbelts, not that it’s particularly difficult to understand, but simply because it’s going to make you look ridiculous, think of it: we draw small arrows on a sheet of paper! all.

Quantum electrodynamics, which describes the interactions between light and matter, the prototype of theories of modern physics, becomes child’s play when it is explained by one of its creators. Richard Feynman shows that the most difficult notions are explicable without mathematical formalism and that their deep meaning is accessible to all.

A summit of popular science.

Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

He has contributed to the development of many fields of modern physics. Renowned for the depth of his views and the originality of his style, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965.

Translated from English (United States) by Françoise Balibar and Alain Laverne

Fourth cover

“And now, be careful: hold on tight, fasten your seatbelts, not that what I’m going to tell you is particularly difficult to understand, but simply because it’s going to make you look ridiculous. little arrows on a sheet of paper! That’s all. “Quantum electrodynamics, the prototype of modern physics theories, becomes child’s play when it is explained by one of its authors, Richard Feynman. By analyzing “with small arrows” how light is reflected on mirrors and why soap bubbles present iridescence, it shows that the most difficult notions are explicable without any mathematical formalism and that their deep meaning is within reach of all. A summit of popular science.”.

Authors biography

Biography

“Richard Feynman”

“Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding and dazzling scientists of this century. His physical achievements include the alternative formulation of quantum mechanics using path integrals, contributions to the theory of superfluidity, a new theory (the so-called VA theory) of the weak interaction (together with Murray Gell-Mann), the Parton model and especially the completion of quantum electrodynamics for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965 together with Shinichiro Tomonaga (1906-1979) and Julian Schwinger (1917-1994). In all of these works, Feynman’s ability to intuitively expose the physical core of a class of complex phenomena and capture the essence in simple laws, a model, or a picture. The diagrams of elementary particle reactions that bear his name today are just one example. Feynman himself abhorred all his life inflated mathematical formalisms; He always saw himself as a boy from the countryside who, with naïve impartiality, resolutely – and successfully – tackles problems.

With this attitude, he succeeded as a young group leader at the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos to crack the safes of his colleagues, primarily – but not exclusively – in recent years, many women at bars for himself and shortly before his death Enlightening the Challenger disaster (at the tenth launch on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle exploded with seven astronauts aboard). The American science journalist James Gleick therefore had enough material for an equally entertaining and instructive biography available. Connoisseurs of the works of Feynman (compare the reviews in Spektrum der Wissenschaft, June 1988, page 128, October 1989, page 148, and August 1991, page 128) will be familiar to many; but Gleick explicitly did not want to resort too much to this material.

Because, as he proves carefully, Feynman exaggerated here and there, presented himself too one-sided (mostly as a cross driver or simpleton) and deliberately omitted meaningful, so that his innermost convictions and the features of his extraordinary talent as behind a mask disappeared. Like any mask, it reveals a lot about its wearer. In order to get to the bottom of the extraordinary talent of his hero (the American original title is “Genius”), Gleick has conducted numerous interviews with friends, colleagues and family members of Feynmans and taken into account informative material, which was partly only posthumously accessible.

He has remarkably succeeded not in letting his protagonist appear as a “bloodless intellectual or as a bongo-playing clown” (p. 597), but to show how he was able to combine both moments of his character. According to the mathematician Mark Kac, there are two types of geniuses, “ordinary ones”, whose accomplishments each person could, in principle, provide himself, if only he were many times better, and “magical” ones, whose pathways of knowledge are hardly comprehensible in retrospect. Feynman was, as Gleick Kac cites, a magician of the highest order (page 22). In addition, Feynman – like all successful geniuses – had the ability to quickly critically review his many ideas.

As far as the concept of genius is concerned, there are many interesting and historically interesting comments throughout the book. A defining element of  Feynman’s thinking was his pictorial intuition. He was able to quickly discover the relevant degrees of freedom; these are generally not identical to those dictated by a supposedly fundamental theory. However, Gleick draws from this the false conclusion that Feynman was not convinced of the existence of fundamental entities and laws in the sense of reductionism. This contradicts his need to uncover simple laws for complex phenomena (pages 312 below).

Here, Gleick seems to project an anti-reductionist attitude articulated in Feynman, already articulated in his bestseller “Chaos” (Droemer Knaur, Munich 1989). It is also somewhat annoying that some remarks by Gleick on quantum mechanics suggest a subjectivist interpretation (p. 352), which is certainly not universally accepted and, in addition, further encourages a bad but popular mystification of modern science.

His most outstanding contributions are in the field of quantum electrodynamics, which will earn him the 1965 Nobel Prize with Tomonaga and Schwinger. American born on May 11, 1918 and deceased on February 15, 1988, Richard Feynman is considered one of the most influential and remarkable physicists of the 20 th century.

Outstanding personality, his most outstanding contributions are in the field of quantum electrodynamics that will earn him the award of the Nobel Prize in 1965 with Tomonaga and Schwinger. His diagrams technique and his integral of paths revolutionized the quantum theory of fields and elementary particles.

There is probably no field of physics that Feynman has left his mark on, quantum gravity, relativistic astrophysics, quantum chemistry, superfluid helium theory, and the model of weak interactions are just a few examples, not to mention his precursors in nanotechnology and quantum computing. A great pedagogue, his physics classes are world famous as well as his talents as a Bongo player and draftsman.”


Dictionnaire national
🛑 Genre :_French language⏱ Release Date :_1853

Author

-Bescherelle (M., Louis Nicolas)-

ISBN_13

-OSU:32435029408879-

ISBN_10

--

Pages

-233-

ID Number

-5eA9AQAAMAAJ-

Description : "Dictionnaire national" written by Bescherelle (M., Louis Nicolas) with ISBN_13 OSU:32435029408879 and ISBN_10 with total page sheets [-233-]. Category 'French language' with reference number 5eA9AQAAMAAJ published no defined |1853|."


Art and Society in the Middle Ages
🛑 Genre :_History⏱ Release Date :_2000-04-07

Author

-Georges Duby-

ISBN_13

-0745621740-

ISBN_10

-9780745621746-

Pages

-128-

ID Number

-wzus5iP7rmcC-

Description : In this beautifully written book, George's Duby, one of France's greatest medieval historians, returns to one of the central themes of his work - the relationship between art and society. "Art and Society in the Middle Ages" written by Georges Duby with ISBN_13 0745621740 and ISBN_10 9780745621746 with total page sheets [-128-]. Category 'History' with reference number wzus5iP7rmcC published Polity |2000-04-07|."


Bulletin Signaletique. 19. Philosophie. Sciences Religieuses
🛑 Genre :_⏱ Release Date :_1961

Author

-no defined-

ISBN_13

-UCSB:31205014531006-

ISBN_10

--

Pages

-233-

ID Number

-CRmcUpeDQFIC-

Description : "Bulletin Signaletique. 19. Philosophie. Sciences Religieuses" written by no defined with ISBN_13 UCSB:31205014531006 and ISBN_10 with total page sheets [-233-]. Category '' with reference number CRmcUpeDQFIC published no defined |1961|."


Saints and Sinners
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2011-02-17

Author

-Edna O'Brien-

ISBN_13

-9780571270934-

ISBN_10

-057127093X-

Pages

-224-

ID Number

-r-ZgZlEW03gC-

Description : The BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Edna O'Brien's The Country Girls trilogy begins in August 2019. 'Edna O'Brien writes the most beautiful, aching stories of any writer, anywhere.' Alice Munro A woman walks the streets of Manhattan and contemplates with exquisite longing the precarious affair she has embarked on, amidst the grandeur and cacophony of the cityscape; a young Irish girl and her mother are thrilled to be invited to visit the glamorous Coughlan's but find - for all the promise of their green gorgette, silver shoes and fancy dinner parties - they leave disappointed; an Irishman in north London retraces his life as a young lad with his mates digging the streets and dreaming of the apocryphal gold, an outsider both in Ireland and England, yet he carries the lodestar of his native land ... This classic collection glows with Edna O'Brien's trademark lyricism, powerful evocations of place, and heart-breaking insight into the desires and contradictions of humanity. This ebook features the first chapter of Edna O'Brien's stunning new novel, Girl, published by Faber in September 2019 and available to pre-order now. "Saints and Sinners" written by Edna O'Brien with ISBN_13 9780571270934 and ISBN_10 057127093X with total page sheets [-224-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number r-ZgZlEW03gC published Faber & Faber |2011-02-17|."


Bulletin signalétique
🛑 Genre :_Humanities⏱ Release Date :_1961

Author

-no defined-

ISBN_13

-UIUC:30112076270880-

ISBN_10

--

Pages

-233-

ID Number

-xxbw2em3H-wC-

Description : "Bulletin signalétique" written by no defined with ISBN_13 UIUC:30112076270880 and ISBN_10 with total page sheets [-233-]. Category 'Humanities' with reference number xxbw2em3H-wC published no defined |1961|."


Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice
🛑 Genre :_Law⏱ Release Date :_2007-12-03
📜 8 Reader

Author

-Vaughan Lowe-

ISBN_13

-052104880X-

ISBN_10

-9780521048804-

Pages

-640-

ID Number

-wmq5xQN8_S0C-

Description : To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the International Court of Justice, a distinguished group of international judges, practitioners and academics has undertaken a major review of its work. The chapters discuss the main areas of substantive law with which the Court has been concerned, and the more significant aspects of its practice and procedure in dealing with cases before it. It discusses the role of the Court in the international legal order, and its relationship with the UN's political organs. The thirty-three chapters are presented under five headings: the Court; the sources and evidences of international law; substance of international law; procedural aspects of the Court's work; the Court and the UN. It has been prepared in honour of Sir Robert Jennings, judge and sometime President of the Court. "Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice" written by Vaughan Lowe with ISBN_13 052104880X and ISBN_10 9780521048804 with total page sheets [-640-]. Category 'Law' with reference number wmq5xQN8_S0C published Cambridge University Press |2007-12-03|."


In Search of Gauguin
🛑 Genre :_Art⏱ Release Date :_2004

Author

-Jean-Luc Coatalem-

ISBN_13

-0297829688-

ISBN_10

-9780297829683-

Pages

-282-

ID Number

-UClmQgAACAAJ-

Description : A sepia picture of an Anglo-Polynesian woman bought at auction by the author leads him to set off following the traces left by Gauguin of his travels round the globe. Who was the woman in the painting and why did Gauguin paint the face of her son, Atiti, on the day of his death at Papeete? He decides to go to the South Seas in search of the woman and her story.And so starts the author's reconstruction of Gauguin's life, an artist who thought he could find himself by escaping from reality, a man who reinvented exoticism, and finally lost his mind. Accessible and compelling, IN SEARCH OF GAUGUIN is a spiritual, human and geographical quest which takes in Holland, Brittany, Provence, Denmark, Panama, Martinique and Tahiti. Coatalem travels in the company of dead painters, patrons, art dealers, and the women of the south seas. Who was the true Gauguin? A businessman chasing sales of his work? A father of five children left behind in Copenhagen. A mystic? A genius? "In Search of Gauguin" written by Jean-Luc Coatalem with ISBN_13 0297829688 and ISBN_10 9780297829683 with total page sheets [-282-]. Category 'Art' with reference number UClmQgAACAAJ published Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited |2004|."


Secret Societies of the Middle Ages
🛑 Genre :_Assassins (Ismailites)⏱ Release Date :_1837

Author

-Thomas Keightley-

ISBN_13

-BL:A0020422945-

ISBN_10

--

Pages

-408-

ID Number

-4DpkAAAAcAAJ-

Description : "Secret Societies of the Middle Ages" written by Thomas Keightley with ISBN_13 BL:A0020422945 and ISBN_10 with total page sheets [-408-]. Category 'Assassins (Ismailites)' with reference number 4DpkAAAAcAAJ published no defined |1837|."


Katerina
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2019-07-16

Author

-James Frey-

ISBN_13

-9781982101459-

ISBN_10

-1982101458-

Pages

-320-

ID Number

-HOedDwAAQBAJ-

Description : From the New York Times bestselling author of A Million Little Pieces and Bright Shiny Morning comes Katerina, James Frey’s highly anticipated new novel set in 1992 Paris and contemporary Los Angeles. A kiss, a touch. A smile and a beating heart. Love and sex and dreams, art and drugs and the madness of youth. Betrayal and heartbreak, regret and pain, the melancholy of age. Katerina, the explosive new novel by America’s most controversial writer, is a sweeping love story alternating between 1992 Paris and Los Angeles in 2018. At its center are a young writer and a young model on the verge of fame, both reckless, impulsive, addicted, and deeply in love. Twenty-five years later, the writer is rich, famous, and numb, and he wants to drive his car into a tree, when he receives an anonymous message that draws him back to the life, and possibly the love, he abandoned years prior. Written in the same percussive, propulsive, dazzling, breathtaking style as A Million Little Pieces, Katerina echoes and complements that most controversial of memoirs, and plays with the same issues of fiction and reality that created, nearly destroyed, and then recreated James Frey in the American imagination. "Katerina" written by James Frey with ISBN_13 9781982101459 and ISBN_10 1982101458 with total page sheets [-320-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number HOedDwAAQBAJ published Gallery/Scout Press |2019-07-16|."


Exit
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2011

Author

-Nelly Arcan-

ISBN_13

-189753566X-

ISBN_10

-9781897535660-

Pages

-191-

ID Number

-Zes_YgEACAAJ-

Description : In the not too distant future in Montreal, a company is offering custom-designed suicides. Antoinette's suicide is a failure. Now bedridden as a paraplegic, she tells her story. "Exit" written by Nelly Arcan with ISBN_13 189753566X and ISBN_10 9781897535660 with total page sheets [-191-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number Zes_YgEACAAJ published no defined |2011|."


Some Rain Must Fall
🛑 Genre :_Fiction⏱ Release Date :_2016-03-03

Author

-Karl Ove Knausgaard-

ISBN_13

-9781448190799-

ISBN_10

-1448190797-

Pages

-672-

ID Number

-fRDfCgAAQBAJ-

Description : An exhilarating story of ambition, joy and failure in early manhood from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard As the youngest student to be admitted to Bergen’s prestigious Writing Academy, Karl Ove arrives full of excitement and writerly aspirations. Soon though, he is stripped of his youthful illusions. His writing is revealed to be puerile and clichéd, and his social efforts are a dismal failure. He drowns his shame in drink and rock music. Then, little by little, things begin to change. He falls in love, gives up writing and the beginnings of an adult life take shape. That is, until his self-destructive binges and the irresistible lure of the writer’s struggle pull him back. ‘Breathtaking... Knausgaard has a rare talent for making everyday life seem fascinating’ The Times "Some Rain Must Fall" written by Karl Ove Knausgaard with ISBN_13 9781448190799 and ISBN_10 1448190797 with total page sheets [-672-]. Category 'Fiction' with reference number fRDfCgAAQBAJ published Random House |2016-03-03|."


Digital Citizenship in Schools, Second Edition
🛑 Genre :_Education⏱ Release Date :_2011-09-21

Author

-Mike Ribble-

ISBN_13

-9781564844552-

ISBN_10

-1564844552-

Pages

-166-

ID Number

-iQ4YBgAAQBAJ-

Description : Digital Citizenship in Schools, Second Edition is an essential introduction to digital citizenship. Starting with a basic definition of the concept and an explanation of its relevance and importance, author Mike Ribble goes on to explore the nine elements of digital citizenship. He provides a useful audit and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about integrating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom. Activity ideas and lesson plans round out this timely book. "Digital Citizenship in Schools, Second Edition" written by Mike Ribble with ISBN_13 9781564844552 and ISBN_10 1564844552 with total page sheets [-166-]. Category 'Education' with reference number iQ4YBgAAQBAJ published International Society for Technology in Education |2011-09-21|."