The Character of Physical Law

Front Cover
Penguin Books Limited, Sep 6, 2007 - Science - 192 pages
2 Reviews
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

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

In these Messenger Lectures, originally delivered at Cornell University and recorded for television by the BBC, Richard Feynman offers an overview of selected physical laws and gathers their common ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - thcson - LibraryThing

This book is a transcription of a series of lectures Feynman gave in 1964 for an audience of non-physicists. Much of it is similar to what you find in good popular science books today, but Feynman has ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2007)

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).

Bibliographic information