1976, with Neil W. Ashcroft*Solid State Physics*.1990*Boojums All the Way Through*.*It's About Time*. 2005- [
*Quantum Computer Science: an introduction*.] 2007

- Cruel Nature: A relativistic tragicomedy. 1968. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Variational principles in dynamics and quantum theory. 1970. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Logarithms!. 1978. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - "One of the great physicists ... and great characters". 1981. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* -
*E pluribus boojum*: The physicist as neologist. 1981. (In)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Quantum mysteries for anyone. 1981. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Relativistic addition of velocities directly from the constancy of the velocity of light. 1983. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - The great quantum muddle. 1983. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Relativity without light. 1984. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Stirling's formula!. 1984. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - A bolt from the blue: the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox. 1985. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Commencement address. 1986. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Pi in the sky. 1987. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* -
*E = mc*^{2}. 1988. (In)*Boojums All the Way Through* - My life with Landau. 1988. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Spooky actions at a distance: mysteries of the quantum theory. 1988. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - The amazing many colored Relativity Engine. 1988. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - What's wrong with this Lagrangean?. 1988. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - What's wrong with this library?. 1988. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - Can you help your team tonight by watching on TV?. 1989. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - The philosophical writings of Niels Bohr. 1989. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - What's wrong with these equations?. 1989. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - What's wrong with these prizes?. 1989. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - What's wrong with this pillow?. 1989. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - What's wrong with this prose?. 1989. (In
)*Boojums All the Way Through* - From Classical State-Swapping to Quantum Teleportation. 2002.

A collection of delightful essays on how science actually works, and how to write well, amongst other things.

The essays are gathered under the following headings: • Reflections of the pursuit of physics • The quantum theory • Relativity • Mathematical musings

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.*E pluribus boojum*: The physicist as neologist*Physics Today*, April. 1981 - How Mermin got the word "boojum" into the scientific literature, with the help of the despised 3rd edition of Webster's dictionary.
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**Commencement address**. St. Johns College, Santa Fe, May 18. 1986 - •
**"One of the great physicists ... and great characters"**.*Physics Today*, June. 1981 - •
**My life with Landau**. 1988 - •
**What's wrong with this Lagrangean?**.*Physics Today*, April. 1988 - On a consistent misspelling in
*Phys. Rev. Let.*, and why did nobody notice? - •
**What's wrong with this library?**.*Physics Today*, August. 1988 - •
**What's wrong with this prose?**.*Physics Today*, May. 1989 - •
**What's wrong with these equations?**.*Physics Today*, October. 1989 - On how to punctuate mathematics.
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**What's wrong with these prizes?**.*Physics Today*, January. 1989 - •
**Quantum mysteries for anyone**.*Journal of Philosophy*, 78. 1981 - •
**Can you help your team tonight by watching on TV?**. In*Philosophical Consequences of Quantum. Theory: Reflections on Bell's Theorem*. 1989 - •
**Spooky actions at a distance: mysteries of the quantum theory**. In*The Great Ideas Today*. 1988 - •
**A bolt from the blue: the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox**. In*Niels Bohr, A Centenary Volume*. 1985 - •
**The philosophical writings of Niels Bohr**.*Physics Today*, February. 1989 - •
**The great quantum muddle**.*Philosophy of Science*, 50. 1983 - •
**What's wrong with this pillow?**.*Physics Today*, April. 1989 - •
**Cruel Nature: A relativistic tragicomedy**. In*Space and Time in Special Relativity*. 1968 - •
**The amazing many colored Relativity Engine**.*Am. J. Phys*, 56. 1988 - •
**Relativistic addition of velocities directly from the constancy of the velocity of light**.*Am. J. Phys*, 51. 1983 - •
**Relativity without light**.*Am. J. Phys*, 52. 1984 - • N. David Mermin, M. J. Feigenbaum.
.*E = mc*^{2}*Am. J. Phys*, 56. 1988 - •
**Logarithms!**.*Am. J. Phys*, 46. 1978 - •
**Stirling's formula!**.*Am. J. Phys*, 52. 1984 - •
**Pi in the sky**.*Am. J. Phys*, 55. 1987 - •
**Variational principles in dynamics and quantum theory**.*Physics Today*, July. 1970

On deriving the quantum teleportation circuit from a classical specification, by a process of refinement.