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Feynman adalah salah seorang fisikawan jenius yang paling populer dimata publik –disamping Einstein dan Hawking. Mengapa peraih nobel fisika 1965 ini menjadi salahs atu ikon terpenting fisika abad ke-20?


Feynman memang seorang fisikawan dengan berbagai segi kepribadian yang menarik, guru yang piawai, badaut yang konyol, penulis amatir, penggila teka-teki, petualang, musisi
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Paperback, 292 pages
Published August 2006 by Mizan (first published 1988)
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Sarah The title is a quotation, Feynman's wife from New Jersey said it to him. She was goading him to get on with his life and stop worrying. I think it was…moreThe title is a quotation, Feynman's wife from New Jersey said it to him. She was goading him to get on with his life and stop worrying. I think it was meant as "Whadda YOU care what other people think (about you)!" I think that Feynaman might have liked the slight enigma, however, of your other interpretation.(less)
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Manny
We were having a discussion about safety at NASA in another thread and I thought of this book, about half of which consists of an account of Feynman's role in the investigation following the Challenger disaster. One of the other reviewers complained that this section was too long, but I found it completely fascinating.

Feynman was always very good at asking tough questions and at describing things as they are, not as they are supposed to be. The most famous bit is where he's at the press conferen
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Roy Lotz
Apr 15, 2015 Roy Lotz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had a conversation with a coworker a couple days ago about whether leadership can be taught. Can you make somebody into a great leader? If so, then why are so many people bad at leading? I really have no idea. But what I am far more certain about is whether there are natural born leaders; I’m sure there are, and I’m sure Feynman was one of them.

Something about Feynman’s voice, about his way of seeing and thinking about the world, makes me respond quite automatically. I stop being skeptical; I’
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Lori
Somehow I came across Richard Feynman in the spring of 2012. I wish I had come across him sooner. I was not quite sure how to pronounce his last name so I asked my husband if he had ever heard of Richard "Feman" and he responded "Feynman?" At that time I knew very little about Richard Feynman and wished I had talked about him more with my husband. My husband passed away in June of 2012 and he had very much in common with Richard Feynman. In fact, my husband reminded me so much of him! So when I ...more
Sarah
Apr 15, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is five star because of one particular essay, called 'The Value of Science' In that essay, Feynman conveys his sense of wonder with the natural world and likens that sense of awe and mystery with religious experience - one few people not educated in science have the priviledge to encounter. He also emplasises something I believe, but have never seen written about explicitly before - that one huge contribution of science is the realisation that it's entirely possible to live your life and ma ...more
J.
I was enthusiastic about reading this after reading "Surely you're joking Mr. Feynman?". The book is divided into two parts "A Curious Character" which deals with the people who influenced Feynman the most; his father and his wife Arline. Arline and Richard were perfect for each other alas their relationship was bitter sweet. Arline succumbed to tuberculosis and passed away at the age of twenty five. It's not all sad though Arline very much enjoyed seeing Richard succeed but made sure he stayed ...more
María Paz Greene
Aug 01, 2016 María Paz Greene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: autobio
BUENÍSIMO. Me gustó todavía más que el libro anterior, que aunque también es excelente, a veces se siente un poco fanfarrón. La forma de hablar del autor (aunque haya sido transcrito por otros) sigue siendo tan sencilla y genial... que dan ganas, dan ganas de seguir la propia pasión y hacer cosas.

Dan ganas de todo.

La primera parte de este libro es sencillamente ESPECTACULAR... la historia de su primera mujer, sus primeros intentos con la ciencia... es simplemente demasiado buena. Solo las cartas
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Sabbir Ahmed
রিচারড ফাইনমযান কিভাবে একজন নামকরা বিজঞানী হয়ে উঠলেন?
তিনি এর পেছনে তার বাবার অবদানের কথা সবীকার করেন। তিনি যখন ভূমিষঠও হননি তখন তার বাবা তার মাকে বলেছিল, যদি ছেলে হয় তবে সে হবে একজন বিজঞানী (ফাইনমযানের বোনও কিনতু একজন পদারথবিদ তবে একষেতরে তার বিখযাত ভাইয়ের অবদান বেশী)।
তিনি যখন একেবারে ছোট তখন তার পিতা তার সাথে বাথরুমের টাইলস দিয়ে ডমিনো খেলতেন। ডমিনোগুলোকে তিনি ছোট ফাইনমযানকে এভাবে সাজাতে দিতেন, দুইটি সাদা এরপর একটি নীল, আবার দুইটি সাদা তারপর আরেকটি নীল। তার মা এসব দেখে বলত, leave the poor child
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Mohamed al-Jamri
هذا الكتاب هو عبارة عن مجموعة من القصص والرسائل التي كتبها عالم الفيزياء الأمريكي ريتشارد فاينمان. في البداية يتحدث عن طفولته وعن دور أبيه في زراعة الفضول فيه والدافع إلى البحث والمعرفة. ثم يتحدث عن زوجته الأولى أرلين وكيف تطوّرت علاقتهما إلى أن توفيت بسبب مرض السل. هناك ذكر سريع لانجازات فايمان العلمية ولكن التركيز الأساسي هو على حياته الشخصية.

القسم الثاني من الكتاب يتحدث عن كارثة المكوك تشالينجر الذي النفجر بعد انطلاقه بقليل ومات رواده السبعة. يلعب فاينمان دوراً أساسياً في اللجنة التي شكلها ال
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Manab
May 21, 2016 Manab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
অনেকের কাছে নাকী ফাইনমযানরে আতমমভরী মনে হইছে। আমার কাছে ফাইনমযানরে একজন চমৎকার খেলুড়ে মনে হয়। কথা নিয়ে, সমৃতি নিয়ে, এমন কী দুঃখের সমৃতি, কে জানে, হয়ত পদারথবিদযা নিয়েও!

যোগযতার অভাবহেতু বিশববিদযালয়ে পদারথবিজঞানে না পড়া হইলেও ফাইনমযানের আকরষণ আমার কাছে কমছে বলে মনে হইলো না, এই বই পড়ে।
বইয়ের শেষ অরদধেকের গোয়েনদা গলপ যেটা, সেটা রোমহরষক না হলেও গুরূতবপূরণ। ভদরলোকের যবনিকাপতনটাও ভালো। জানি, বিজঞান ধুয়ে দেয়ার পাতরপাতরীরা আছেন। তবুও। যবনিকাপাতের কথাগুলিরে অনেকের কাছে আবার <সবতঃসিদধ কথা আবার বলার কী দরক
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Troy
Jan 10, 2012 Troy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
I liked this a lot, especially the chapters about Feynman's experiences as a commissioner in the Challenger shuttle accident investigation. The last quote by Feynman at the very end stood out and struck me, as a sort of inter-ocular impact:

"It is our responsibility as scientists, knowing the great progress which comes from a satifactory philosophy of ignorance, the great progress which is the fruit of freedom of thought, to proclaim the value of this freedom; to teach how doubt is not to be fear
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Kim
Jun 24, 2008 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really difficult to review this without comparing it to "Surely You're Joking", which is a shame since this book is pretty good all on its own, but is a bit scattershot (which it admits right at the beginning), and about half of it covers the Challenger explosion in more details than I really cared about. For the Feynman completist or NASA disaster junkie this will be really interesting, for the average reader probably not.

However the first essay, about how parents can instill a love of learning
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Lubinka Dimitrova
To every man is given the key to Heaven. The same key opens the gates of Hell.
Tim Mortfenkov
Jan 08, 2017 Tim Mortfenkov rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very soothing.
Bojan Tunguz
Jun 10, 2011 Bojan Tunguz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Richard Feynman is one of the most famous twentieth century Physicists. He is one of those rare scientists who have managed to go beyond the success in the narrow confines of his field of research and become a public celebrity. A big part of this success comes from his persona which combined incredible brilliance with the irreverent and down-to-earth attitude to most problems in life, be they "big" ones like working on the atomic bomb, or the everyday ones that almost all of us are familiar with ...more
Tsering
Jan 13, 2017 Tsering rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Before I was born, my father told my mother, “If it’s a boy, he’s going to be a scientist.” When I was just a little kid, very small in a highchair, my father brought home a lot of little bathroom tiles—seconds—of different colors. We played with them, my father setting them up vertically on my highchair like dominoes, and I would push one end so they would all go down."


Part 1 involved mainly of the scientist in the making with travel experiences during various conferences around the globe. Let
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Menglong Youk
"What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is another series of adventures of a legendary physicist Richard P. Feynman, a sequel to "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman". This time, we witness his teenage and adult life, and his early relationship with his father and wife, which didn't show much in the first book. Furthermore, we take a closer look at the details of his experience working with NASA on a committee to investigate the space shuttle disaster in 1986.

Personally, I think the first part
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Phan
Jan 31, 2016 Phan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Its not about writing style or just a grand adventure, its about a character. Feyman has it, few people in history had it. I would give the book 4,5 stars but my admiration for him pushed me to give it 5.

Well, i had my own indelible journey with him written in my mind. Starting now as 1st of Feb 2016 and go backward:
- Finished the book, the large emphasis is placed on Feyman's ''suicidal journey'' with Washington investigation of Challenger disaster 1986. I do enjoy them but not as much as his l
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Judy
Unlike 'The Meaning of It All,' this book sounds like Feynman - not pretentious, approachable, and appreciative of a wide range of subjects. He's known for being able to explain complex ideas in layman's' terms without resorting to technical terms or vague explanations. And that's the way science should be taught ... as ideas for which there is supporting evidence. Not as lists of facts and vocabulary words.

And yes, I did enjoy the second part of the book about Feynman's participation in the Com
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Honest Dave
Oct 14, 2012 Honest Dave rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a collection of stories told by the Nobel laureate, Richard Feynman. The first half of the book is largely focused on several of Feynman's early influences, particularly his first wife, Arlene. A few of these stories are light, but a lot are emotionally heavy as Feynman recounts how he and Arlene dealt with her battle with tuberculosis. Even in such a trying situation, Richard and Arlene's positive and pragmatic personalities shine through and inspire.

The second half of the book con
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Pooja
Feb 28, 2016 Pooja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Richard Feynman, a brilliant physicist, an enthusiastic learner, and a down-to-earth person. Backed up by his book "Surely you're joking Mr Feynman", his love for science, his personality, are enhanced through this book. A curious man, always trying to reason out things and to finding why things are the way they're. An enigmatic person who found beauty in simple things, always restless being idle.

Most of the book covers on his role in the commission to understand the failure of NASA's Challenger
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Kerem Cankocak
Mar 30, 2016 Kerem Cankocak rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ralph Leighton tarafından derlenen Başkalarının Ne Düşündüğünden Sana Ne, Feynman’ın çok ilgi gören biyografisi "Eminim Şaka Yapıyorsunuz, Bay Feynman”ın devamı niteliğinde. Ancak Feynman bu kitapta çoğunlukla şaka yapmıyor. Ayrıca, bu kitapta konular, düzenliymiş havası vermek için kronolojik olarak sıralanmış olan "Eminim Şaka Yapıyorsunuz Bay Feynman"a göre birbirleriyle daha az ilgili.
Başkalarının Ne Düşündüğünden Sana Ne, Feynman'ın kişiliğini en çok biçimlendirenlerin etkilerini anlatarak
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Mike
Feb 21, 2010 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
More by the Laughing Physicist. (Okay, I suspect no one ever coined that phrase about Feynman, but they could have!)

Why did I give this one a four stars instead of five like the first volume? It wasn't because the book is any less entertaining, that's for certain. Simply put, the first volume/book had such an impact when I read it that I just had to put it at five stars. Had I read them in reverse order then this is the volume that would be scored a five. (That's symmetry for you - a topic cover
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Jeff Yoak
I really love reading the Feynman books. They always inspire me to want to be a better person. I did find that this one was a little slow for me in the second part this time. Already knowing the story of Feynman's involvement in the Challenger investigation, it doesn't make for amazing re-reading in the way that Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character does.

Jason Lim
Mar 02, 2016 Jason Lim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A journey into the mind of one of the most brilliant (and interesting) people of the 20th century. This book is worth reading for his insight into the Challenger accident (and his important role as a member of the Presidential Commission) alone; combined with his recounting of the people who have shaped his life, and his views on the value of science and it's relation to society, this is a great account of Feynman's legacy. If you'd like to learn more about this truly curious character, I'd star ...more
Bee
Jan 23, 2015 Bee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Wonderful anecdotes from a brilliant mind "


A mixed bag of fascinating stories that fill in any of the gaps from Fyenman's life that weren't covered in Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman. Insightful and touching. Albeit very scattered and not particularly chronological
Chintogtokh
Jun 11, 2011 Chintogtokh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really lopsided book, compared to "Surely You're Joking".

That said, the story about his life with Arline was heartbreaking yet beautiful, the bit about the past-looking Greeks was strangely reminiscent of my own culture, and the letters written by his friends were absolutely wonderful.
Danna
Feb 10, 2010 Danna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hooray for serendipity! A random choice of audio-book for the daily commute has resulted in an exceptional experience. Definitely not necessary to have read the first book "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character" though I'm going to look for that next. I highly recommend this to everyone, and found the audio version to be a special treat. I don't think I would have enjoyed it quite so much if I'd read it silently; it's meant to be a conversation, and lovely to exper ...more
Anshul Thakur
Sep 22, 2014 Anshul Thakur rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘What do you care what other people think’ was what Feynman said to Arlene, his love, and his first wife whom, he married despite knowing that she had tuberculosis and would not survive more than a few years. He said it when she was studying philosophy, and he was helping her out, much before he became her fiance. It is also the same term that Arlene, a wild and free character that she was, used to tease Feynman when he was shy of doing something that he might have wanted to do, for himself or f ...more
Katie
Oct 02, 2010 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why should you read this book? Because Richard P. Feynman won a Nobel Prize in physics and you haven’t, kiddo, that’s why. Ok, now we’ve got that out of the way and we can talk about Feynman’s ego, which will take the rest of this space, and possibly the rest of Goodreads’ bandwidth.

Actually, I really enjoyed Feynman’s memoir. The first part recalls his education as a scientist, mostly recalling his father, his first wife, and his school friends. This is highly recommended for anyone with the re
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Gabrielle
As a physics major who's surrounded by physicists, Feynman wasn't a new name to me when I got this. In fact, my father had read it (I think when it came out...), one of my best friends had read his biography, my counterpart had read it. I'm surrounded by Feynman fans who'd probably turn into groupies, if he were alive.

So naturally I knew of him. I knew what he did. I studied his works (a little, especially the the path integral formulations).

But to be honest, we as students very rarely get to
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“Why make yourself miserable saying things like, "Why do we have such bad luck? What has God done to us? What have we done to deserve this?" - all of which, if you understand reality and take it completely into your heart, are irrelevant and unsolvable. They are just things that nobody can know. Your situation is just an accident of life.” 43 likes
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