The Character of Physical Law

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Penguin Books Limited, Sep 6, 2007 - Science - 192 pages
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A series of classic lectures, delivered in 1960 and recorded for the BBC. This is Feynman's unique take on the problems and puzzles that lie at the heart of physical theory - with Newton's Law of Gravitation; on whether time can ever go backwards; on maths as the supreme language of nature. Demonstrates Feynman's knack of finding the right everyday illustration to bring out the essence of a complicated principle - eg brilliant analogy between the law of conservation energy and the problem of drying yourself with wet towels. 'Feynman's style inspired a generation of scientists. This volume remains the best record I know of his exhilarating vision' - Paul Davies

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I thought I had exhausted the Feynman corpus (that I can read, anyway), and then I discovered this little gem in a used bookstore in downtown Denver. Made up of the seven talks delivered as the ... Read full review

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A beautiful little book. Very interesting and thought provoking. One to reread in the future. Read full review

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Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was one of this century's most brilliant theoretical physicists and original thinkers. Books by Feynman in Penguin include QED (1990 - 58,000 copies), Six Easy Pieces (1998 - 27,000 copies), and Six Not-so-Easy Pieces (1999 - 10,000 copies).

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