# Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman - James Gleick (1993)

### A FEYNMAN BIBLIOGRAPHY

Because almost all Feynman’s work originated with the spoken word, and because its publication took so many shapes, formal and informal, no final bibliography will ever be compiled. Neither Feynman nor the Caltech libraries maintained more than a partial listing. Some lectures were published repeatedly, in journals and collections, in versions that vary slightly or not at all. Others exist only in the form of Feynman’s notes before the fact, a student’s handwritten notes after the fact, a university preprint, a typed transcript, an edited or unedited conference proceeding, a file on a computer disk, or a video- or audiotape. Some manuscripts are virtually intact and publishable; others are no more than notes on a placemat; and in between is an unbroken continuum.

The following is a guide to work of Feynman’s that can be construed as published in any form; major unpublished work; and other important manuscripts and papers cited in this book.

1933-34. “The Calculus: Scribble-In Book.” Notebook. AIP.

1935. “The Calculus of Finite Differences.” *The f(x)*. Far Rockaway High School Mathematics Club. January, 1. CIT

Feynman and Welton, T. A. 1936-37. Notebook. AIP.

1939*a*. “Forces and Stresses in Molecules.” Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of bachelor of science in physics. AIP.

1939*b*. “Forces in Molecules.” *Physical Review* 56:340.

Vallarta, M. S., and Feynman. 1939. “The Scattering of Cosmic Rays by the Stars of a Galaxy.” *Physical Review* 55:506.

1940. “Notebook of Things I Don’t Know About.” Notebook. CIT.

1941*d*. “The Interaction Theory of Radiation.” Typescript. AIP.

1941*b*. “Particles Interacting thru an Intermediate Oscillator.” Draft pages toward Ph.D. thesis. PERS.

Feynman and Wheeler, John Archibald. 1941. “Reaction of the Absorber as the Mechanism of Radiative Damping. Abstract.” *Physical Review* 59: 682.

1942*a*. Ph.D. thesis manuscript. CIT.

1942*b*. “The Principle of Least Action in Quantum Mechanics.” Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University.

1942*c*. *Effects of Space Charge; Use of Sine Waves*. Isotron Report no. 2, 5 January. SMY.

1942*d*. *Kinematics of the Separator.* Isotron Report no. 7, 14 April. SMY.

1942*e*. *The Design of the Buncher and Analyzer*. Isotron Report no. 17, 26 August. SMY.

1942*f. A Note on the Cascade Operation of Isotrons*. Isotron Report no. 20, 8 September. SMY.

Wheeler, John Archibald, and Feynman. 1942. “Action at a Distance in Classical Physics: Reaction of the Absorber as the Mechanism of Radiative Damping.” Typescript. AIP.

1943*d*. *The Operation of Isotrons in Cascade*. Isotron Report no. 29, 27 January. SMY.

1943*b*. *Factors Which Influence the Separation*. Isotron Report no. 35, 22 February. SMY.

1944. “Theoretical Department.” Unsigned draft typescript for Smyth 1945. LANL.

Ashkin, J.; Ehrlich, R.; and Feynman. 1944. “First Report on the Hydride.” Typescript, 31 January. LANL.

1945. “A New Approximate Method for Rapid Calculation of Critical Amounts of X.” Typescript. LANL.

Wheeler, John Archibald, and Feynman. 1945. “Interaction with the Absorber as the Mechanism of Radiation.” *Reviews of Modern Physics* 17:157.

1946*a*. *Amplifier Response*. Los Alamos Reports, LA-593. LANL.

1946*b*. *A Theorem and Its Application to Finite Tampers*. Los Alamos Reports, LA- 608, Series B. LANL.

Feynman and Bethe, Hans A. 1946. Abstract for New York Meeting of the American Physical Society, 19-21 September. Typescript. CIT.

1947. “Theory of Positrons.” Notes. CIT.

Feynman and Welton, T. A. 1947. The *Calculation of Critical Masses Including the Effects of the Distribution of Neutron Energies*. Los Alamos Reports, Series B, LA-524. LANL.

1948*a*. “Space-Time Approach to Non-Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.” *Reviews of Modern Physics* 20:367.

1948*b*. “A Relativistic Cut-Off for Classical Electrodynamics,” *Physical Review* 74:939.

1948*c*. “Relativistic Cut-Off for Quantum Electrodynamics.” *Physical Review* 74: 1430.

1948*d*. “Pocono Conference.” *Physics Today*, June, 8.

1948*e*. “Pocono Conference.” Typescript. LOC.

1948*f*. Paper T5: “Theory of Positrons.” Talk prepared for American Physical Society meeting in January 1949. CIT.

1949*a*. “The Theory of Positrons.” *Physical Review* 76:749.

1949*b*. “Space-Time Approach to Quantum Electrodynamics.” *Physical* Review 76:769.

Feynman; Metropolis, Nicholas; and Teller, Edward. 1949. “Equations of State of Elements Based on the Generalized Fermi-Thomas Theory.” *Physical Review* 75:1561.

Wheeler, John Archibald, and Feynman. 1949. “Classical Electrodynamics in Terms of Direct Interparticle Action.” *Reviews of Modern Physics* 21:425.

1950. “Mathematical Formulation of the Quantum Theory of Electromagnetic Interaction.” *Physical Review* 80:440.

1951*a*. “An Operator Calculus Having Applications in Quantum Electrodynamics.” *Physical Review* 84:108.

1951*b*. “The Concept of Probability in Quantum Mechanics.” Second Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability, University of California, Berkeley, 1950:533.

Brown, Laurie M., and Feynman. 1952. “Radiative Corrections to Compton Scattering.” *Physical Review* 85:231.

Lopes, J. Leite, and Feynman. 1952. “On the Pseudoscalar Meson Theory of the Deuteron.” Symposium on New Research Techniques in Physics, 15-29 July.

1953*a*. “The Lambda Transition in Liquid Helium.” *Physical Review* 90:1116.

1953*b*. “Atomic Theory of Lambda Transition in Helium.” *Physical Review* 91:1291.

1953*c*. “Atomic Theory of Liquid Helium near Absolute Zero.” *Physical Review* 91:1301.

1953*d*. “Atomic Theory of Liquid Helium.” Talk at the Theoretical Physics Conference in Tokyo, September 1953. In *Notas de Físicas* 12.

1954*a*. “Atomic Theory of the Two-Fluid Model of Liquid Helium.” *Physical Review* 94:262.

1954*b*. “The Present Situation in Fundamental Theoretical Physics.” *Academia Brasileira de Ciencias* 26:51.

Feynman; Baranger, Michel; and Bethe, Hans A. 1954. “Relativistic Correction to the Lamb Shift.” *Physical Review* 92:482.

Feynman and Speisman, G. 1954. “Proton-Neutron Mass Difference.” *Physical Review* 94:50.

1955*a*. “Slow Electrons in a Polar Crystal.” *Physical Review* 97:660.

1955*b*. “Application of Quantum Mechanics to Liquid Helium.” In *Progress in Low Temperature Physics*. Edited by C. J. Goiter. Amsterdam: North Holland.

1955*c*. “The Value of Science.” Transcript of address at the autumn 1955 meeting of the National Academy of Sciences. In *Engineering and Science*, June, 3.

Feynman and Cohen, Michael. 1955. “The Character of the Roton State in Liquid Helium.” *Progress in Theoretical Physics* 14:261.

1956*a*. “The Relation of Science and Religion.” *Engineering and Science*, June, 20.

1956*b*. “Dr. Feynman Replies to Mr. Sohler’s ‘New Hypothesis.’” *Engineering and Science*, October, 52.

Feynman and Cohen, Michael. 1956. “Energy Spectrum of the Excitations in Liquid Helium.” *Physical Review* 102:1189.

Feynman; de Hoffmann, Frederic; and Serber, Robert. 1956. “Dispersion of the Neutron Emission in U-235 Fission.” *Journal of Nuclear Energy* 3:64.

1957*a*. “Superfluidity and Superconductivity.” *Reviews of Modern Physics* 29:205.

1957*b*. “Alternative to the Two-Component Neutrino Theory.” Remarks at the Seventh Annual Rochester Conference on High-Energy Physics, 15-19 April. In Ascoli et al. 1957, IX-42.

1957*c*. “The Role of Science in the World Today.” *Proceedings of the Institute of World Affairs* 33:17.

Feynman; Vernon, F. L.; and Hellwarth, Robert W. 1957. “Geometric Representation of the Schrodinger Equation for Solving Maser Problems.” *Journal of Applied Physics* 28:49.

Cohen, Michael, and Feynman. 1957. “Theory of Inelastic Scattering of Cold Neutrons from Liquid Helium.” *Physical Review* 107:13.

1958*a*. “Excitations in Liquid Helium.” *Physica* 24:18.

1958*b*. “A Model of Strong and Weak Couplings.” Typescript. CIT.

1958*c*. “Forbidding of ? - ? Decay.” Talk at Annual International Conference on High Energy Physics at CERN, Geneva, 30 June-5 July. In Ferretti 1958.

Feynman and Gell-Mann, Murray. 1958*a*. “Theory of the Fermi Interaction.” *Physical Review* 109:193.

Feynman and Gell-Mann, Murray, 1958*b*. “Theoretical Ideas Used in Analyzing Strange Particles.” Manuscript for Geneva Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy. CIT.

Feynman and Gell-Mann, Murray. 1958*c*. “Problems of the Strange Particles.” *Proceedings of the Second Geneva Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy.*

1960*a*. “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom: An Invitation to Enter a New Field of Physics.” Talk at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society, 29 December 1959. In *Engineering and Science*, February, 22.

1960*b*. “The Status of the Conserved Vector Current Hypothesis.” In Sudarshan et al. 1960, 501.

1961*a*. “The Present Status of Quantum Electrodynamics.” Talk for 1961 Solvay Conference. Typescript. CIT. In *Extrait des Rapports et Discussions, Solvay*. Institut International de Physique, October.

1961*b*. “Theory of Gravitation.” Faraday Lecture, 13 April. Transcript. PERS.

1961*c*. *Quantum Electrodynamics.* New York: W. A. Benjamin.

1961*d*. *Theory of Fundamental Processes.* New York: W. A. Benjamin.

Edgar, R. S.; Feynman; Klein, S.; Lielausis, I.; and Steinberg, C. M. 1961. “Mapping Experiments with *r* Mutants of Bacteriophage T4D.” *Genetics* 47:179.

Feynman; Hellwarth, R. W.; Iddings, C. K.; and Platzman, P. M. 1962. “Mobility of Slow Electrons in a Polar Crystal.” *Physical Review* 127:1004.

1963*a*. “The Problem of Teaching Physics in Latin America.” Transcript of keynote speech given at the First Inter-American Conference on Physics Education in Rio de Janeiro. In *Engineering and Science*, November, 21.

1963*b*. “The Quantum Theory of Gravitation.” *Acta Physica Polonica* 24:697.

1963*c*. “This Unscientific Age.” John Danz Lectures. Transcript. CIT.

Feynman; Leighton, Robert B.; and Sands, Matthew. 1963. *The Feynman Lectures on Physics*. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley.

Feynman and Vernon, F. L. 1963. “The Theory of a General Quantum System Interacting with a Linear Dissipative System.” *Annals of Physics* 24:118.

1964*a*. “Comments on the New Arithmetic Textbooks.” Typescript. PERS.

1964*b*. “Theory and Applications of Mercerau’s Superconducting Circuits.” Draft typescript. CIT.

Feynman; Gell-Mann, Murray; and Zweig, George. 1964. “Group *U*(6) × *U*(6) Generated by Current Components.” *Physical Review Letters* 13:678.

1965*a*. “The Development of the Space-Time View of Quantum Electrodynamics.” Nobel Prize in Physics Award Address, Stockholm, 11 December. In *Les Prix Nobel en 1965* (Stockholm: Nobel Foundation, 1966); in *Physics Today*, August 1966, 31; in *Science* (1966) 153:699; and in Weaver 1987, 2:433.

1965*b*. “The Development of the Space-Time View of Quantum Electrodynamics.” Transcript, physics colloquium at California Institute of Technology, 2 December. CIT.

1965*c*. “The Development of the Space-Time View of Quantum Electrodynamics.” Talk at CERN, Geneva, 17 December. Tape courtesy of Helen Tuck.

1965*d*. Address to Far Rockaway High School. Transcript. CIT.

1965*e*. *The Character of Physical Law*. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

1965*f*. “New Textbooks for the ‘New’ Mathematics.” *Engineering and Science*, March, 9.

1965*g*. “Consequences of *SU*(3) Symmetry in Weak Interactions.” In *Symmetries in Elementary Particle Physics*, III. New York: Ettore Majorana Academic Press.

Feynman and Hibbs, Albert R. 1965. *Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals*. New York: McGraw-Hill.

1966*a*. “What Is Science?” Address to National Science Teachers Association, 1-5 April. Corrected transcript. PERS.

1966*b*. “What Is and What Should Be the Role of Scientific Culture in Modern Society?” *Supplemento al Nuovo Cimento* 4:292.

1969*a*. “What Is Science?” *The Physics Teacher*, September, 313.

1969*b*. “The Behavior of Hadron Collisions at Extreme Energies.” Talk at Third International Conference on High Energy Collisions, State University of New York, 5-6 September. In Yang et al. 1969, 237.

1969*c*. “Very High-Energy Collisions of Hadrons.” *Physical Review Letters* 23:1415.

1970. “Partons.” Talk at Symposium on the Past Decade in Particle Theory, University of Texas at Austin, 14-17 April. In Sudarshan and Ne’eman 1973, 773.

Thornber, K. K., and Feynman. 1970. “Velocity Acquired by an Electron in a Finite Electric Field in a Polar Crystal.” *Physical Review* B10:4099.

Feynman; Kislinger, M.; and Ravndal, F. 1971. “Current Matrix Elements from a Relativistic Quark Model.” *Physical Review* D3:2706.

1972*a*. “Closed Loops and Tree Diagrams.” In Klauder 1972, 355.

1972*b*. “Problems in Quantizing the Gravitational Field, and the Massless Yang-Mills Field.” In Klauder 1972, 377.

1972*c*. *Photon-Hadron Interactions*. New York: W. A. Benjamin.

1972*d*. *Statistical Mechanics: A Set of Lectures*. New York: W. A. Benjamin.

1972*e*. “The Proton Under the Electron Microscope.” Oersted Medal Lecture. Manuscript. PERS.

1972*f*. “What Neutrinos Can Tell Us About Particles.” In *Proceedings of Neutrino ’72 Europhysics Conference*. Budapest: OMKD Technoinform.

1974. “Structure of the Proton.” Talk at Dansk Ingeniorforening, Copenhagen. *Science* 183:601.

1974*b*. “Conference Summary.” Talk at International Conference on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, Philadelphia, 28 April. Typescript. CIT.

1975. “Reminiscences of Wartime Los Alamos.” Talk at University of California at Santa Barbara. Audio tapes. AIP. Edited version in *Engineering and Science*, January, 11. Also in Badash et al. 1980, 105. Excerpted in *SYJ*, 90. [Page references to Badash et al.]

1976. “Gauge Theories.” Lecture at Les Houches, Session 29.

1977. “Correlations in Hadron Collisions at High Transverse Momentum.” Talk at Orbis Scientiae 1977, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.

Feynman, Field, Richard D.; and Fox, Geoffrey C. 1977. “Correlations among Particles and Jets Produced with Large Transverse Momenta.” *Nuclear Physics* B 128:1.

Field, Richard D., and Feynman. 1977. “Quark Elastic Scattering as a Source of High Transverse Momentum.” *Physical Review* D15:2590.

1978. Talk at Julian Schwinger’s 60th birthday celebration. AIP.

Field, Richard D., and Feynman. 1978. “A Parametrization of the Properties of Quark Jets.” *Nuclear Physics* B136:1.

1981. “The Qualitative Behavior of Yang-Mills Theory in 2 + 1 Dimensions.” *Nuclear* Physics B188:479.

1982. “Simulating Physics with Computers.” *International Journal of Theoretical Physics* 21:467.

1984. “Quantum Mechanical Computers.” Plenary talk at IQEC-CLEO Meeting, Anaheim, 19 June. Typescript.

1985*a*. *Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character*. New York: Norton.

1985*b*. *QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter.* Princeton: Princeton University Press.

1986. “Personal Observations of Reliability of Shuttle.” In *Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident*, II-F.

1987*a*. “The Reason for Antiparticles.” In Feynman and Weinberg 1987, 1.

1987*b*. “Negative Probability.” In Hiley and Peat 1987, 235.

1987*c*. “Linear D Dimensional Vector Space.” Manuscript. PERS.

Feynman and Weinberg, Steven. 1987. *Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics: The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures.* Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

1988. *What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character*. New York: Norton.