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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF RICHARD P. FEYNMAN

FEYNMAN, RICHARD P.
ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPTS TREATING SOLID STATE PHYSICS — SPANNING THE LENGTH OF FEYNMAN'S CAREER, CA 1948-1985
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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF RICHARD P. FEYNMAN

FEYNMAN, RICHARD P.
ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPTS TREATING SOLID STATE PHYSICS — SPANNING THE LENGTH OF FEYNMAN'S CAREER, CA 1948-1985
Estimation
100 000150 000
Lot. Vendu 200,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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FEYNMAN, RICHARD P.
ARCHIVE OF MANUSCRIPTS TREATING SOLID STATE PHYSICS — SPANNING THE LENGTH OF FEYNMAN'S CAREER, CA 1948-1985
Autograph manuscripts, 31 pp on 24 sheets (8 1/2 x 11 in), in pencil on yellow lined paper (3 sheets), plain white wove paper (14 sheets), yellow wove paper (2 sheets), plain white hole-punched wove paper (2 sheets), and black & red ink on thin plain white wove paper (3 sheets). Creases where previously folded, some sheets age-toned, last few pages with marginal tatters.
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Description

A SPECTACULAR ARCHIVE OF PAPERS SPANNING THE MAJORITY OF FEYNMAN'S CAREER, DEMONSTRATING HIS LIFELONG INTEREST IN SOLID STATE PHYSICS. 

Solid state physics is the study of solids using the tools & techniques of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism, metallurgy, and crystallography. In the present manuscripts, Feynman considers various aspects of this field of study, including the Shockley experiment, cyclotron resonance, electrical conductivity, lattice defects, semi-conductors, impurities, solar cells, lasers, rectifiers & transistors, free electron gas, tunnel diodes, forces on electrons, and more.  While some of the papers appear to span from his early days as a professor at Cornell, the majority are likely lecture notes for courses he taught at Caltech in the mid-1960s.  This archive is best considered as the inspired legacy of his 1950's commitment to this subfield, which is most closely allied to electrical engineering aspects girding the advent of the modern computers, but also provides a kind of parallel track to Feynman's sustained commitment to coding.  It speaks directly to his desk-top copy of Kittel- (see lot 84), the classic tome on the subject.

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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