QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

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Princeton University Press, Oct 26, 2014 - Science - 192 pages

Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

 

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This is the best book I have ever read on science/Physics.(I am not proffesional).
Rechard Feynman,one of the finest mind in Physics History narrates/takes us through tour of QED.
He makes us think
.He gives the approach in which QED was developed.
I required it to read two times(Minimum).
Again This review is for common readers/I guess book is also for common readers.
There are no equations so easy to read yet mathematical
 

Contents

1 Introduction
3
Particles of Light
36
3 Electrons and Their Interactions
77
4 Loose Ends
124
Index
153
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Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) was professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology. A. Zee is professor of physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, and Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell (all Princeton).

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