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FEYNMAN’S TECHNIQUEIntroductionStudying is the hardest part in a student’s life. The process is crucial and exhausting, soundergraduates have their own techniques in order to make studying easier and more efficient.Born in New York City in 1918 Richard Phillips Feynman grew up in Far Rockaway, Queens. Asan undergraduate, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he earned hisPh.D. from Princeton University. Many consider him to be the father of nanotechnology for twoawards he gave in a talk entitled, "There's Plenty of Space at the Bottom" in 1959, where hepromoted very small-scale thinking. He gave a reward for the smallest motor in the world andanother contest involving very tiny writing; so tiny that it was possible to carry the text of theEncyclopedia Britannica on a pin 's head. From 1961-3 Feynman gave a series of introductoryphysics lectures for freshmen at Caltech and the following year, sophomores. The sequence,which is believed to be the most popular physics book ever written, was edited and published asThe Feynman Lectures of Physics. In 1965, when he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, hisgreatest public accomplishment came, sharing it with Julian Schwinger and Shin'ichiroTomonaga for their independent work in quantum electrodynamics. He was in the public eyeagain in 1986, this time sitting on a committee investigating the Challenger space shuttleexplosion.At Princeton, Feynman began capturing and linking the things he learned with others hedid not. Ultimately, Feynman had a detailed notebook of subjects that had been broken down,translated, and documented.

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