Lost Lecture: The Motion of Planets Around
the Sun by David L. Goodstein, Judith R. Goodstein
1964 Richard Feynman delivered a lecture to the Caltech freshman class,
"The Motion of Planets Around the Sun"--why the planets move elliptically,
as Isaac Newton had discovered 300 years earlier. The subject of this
lecture was the watershed discovery that separated the ancient world from
the modern. In this book/CD package, Feynman's lecture has been reconstructed
and explained in meticulous, accessible detail, together with a history
of ideas of the planets' motions.
Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist by Richard
Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist collects three previously
unpublished lectures by physicist Richard Feynman. There's plenty of scientific
illumination here for the general reader, and more remarkably, some fantastic
ruminations on the relationships among science, religion, politics, and
everyday life. Feynman is especially sensitive to the relationships between
scientific skepticism, faithful doubt, and ideological flexibility.
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
you've read any of Richard Feynman's wonderful autobiographies you may
think that a biography of Feynman would be a waste of your time. Wrong!
Gleick's Genius is a masterpiece of scientific biography--and an inspiration
to anyone in pursuit of their own fulfillment as a person of genius. Deservedly
nominated for a National Book Award, underservedly passed over by the
committee in the face of tough competition, and very deservedly a book
that you must read.
No Ordinary Genius: The Illustrated Richard Feynman by Richard
Phillips Feynman, Christopher Sykes (Editor)
photo-album tribute presents a series of quick-but-intimate portraits
through photographs of Feynman and friends and a selection of entertaining
and revealing excerpts from interviews and conversations. The pictures
and text are from the documentaries independent filmmaker Sykes made about
Feynman's life and science.
You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!': Adventures of a
Curious Character by Edward Hutchings (Editor), Ralph Leighton,
Richard Phillips Feynman
book is much more about Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman than about physics.
He was a remarkable character indeed, I knew him at Caltech. However,
if he had done the "waitress trick" with any waitress I've worked
with, he wouldn't have lived long enough to write this book. Don't try
that at home, kids. But read the book and enjoy.
'What Do You Care What Other People
Adventures of a Curious Character by Ralph Leighton, Richard
thoughtful companion volume to the earlier Surely You Are Joking Mr. Feynman!.
Perhaps the most intriguing parts of the book are the behind-the-scenes
descriptions of science and policy colliding in the presidential commission
to determine the cause of the Challenger space shuttle explosion; and
the scientific sleuthing behind his famously elegant O-ring-in-ice-water
demonstration. Not as rollicking as his other memoirs, but in some ways
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard Phillips
means Quantum Electrodynamics, the theory that describes the quantum behavior
of light so successfully that it can account for the tiniest variations
in atomic spectra. Feynman was one of the originators of the theory and
invented the Feynman diagram to ease calculations. Here he explains it
in ordinary language with his famous charm.
Feynman Lectures on Physics: Commemorative Issue by Richard
Phillips Feynman, Matthew L. Sands, Robert B. Leighton
series commemorates the 25th anniversary of the intial release of The
Feynman Lectures on Physics, a classic introduction to the study of physics.
The three volume set is based upon a course of lectures in introductory
physics given by Professor Richard Feynman at the California Institute
of Technology durng 1961 and 1962. Three hardcover volumes in a slipcase.
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its
Most Brilliant Teacher (Helix Book) by Paul Davies (Introduction),
Robert B. Leighton (Editor), Richard Phillips Feynman
set, which includes 6 compact discs, couples a book containing the six
easiest chapters from Richard Feynman's landmark work, Lectures
on Physics--specifically designed for the general, non-scientist
reader--with the actual recordings of the late, great physicist delivering
the lectures Caltech frosh in 1961-62.
Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry,
and Space-Time (Helix Books) by Robert B. Leighton (Editor),
Matthew Sands (Editor), Richard Phillips Feynman, Roger Penrose (Introduction),
Jeffrey Robbins (Editor)
spectacular success of the book and audio versions of Six
Easy Pieces caused a worldwide clamor for more. The result
is these six additional lectures. These are challenging lectures -- Feynman's
fellow Caltech professors sat in on this course.
Electrodynamics (Advanced Book Classics) by Richard Phillips
book is written at the graduate level and explains relativistic quantum
mechanics and the quantum field theory of the electromagnetic force, a
field which Feynman himself was a pioneered. It's a great book that is
still relevant today. Feynman invented the calculation technique that
became known as the Feynman diagram, and it's always good to learn from