Feynman's Lost Lecture

Feynman's Lost Lecture

The Motion of Planets Around the Sun

Book - 1996
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Rescued from obscurity, Feynman's Lost Lecture is a blessing for all Feynman followers. Most know Richard Feynman for the hilarious anecdotes and exploits in his best-selling books Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and What DoYou Care What Other People Think? But not always obvious in those stories was his brilliance as a pure scientist—one of the century's greatest physicists. With this book and CD, we hear the voice of the great Feynman in all his ingenuity, insight, and acumen for argument. This breathtaking lecture—"The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun"—uses nothing more advanced than high-school geometry to explain why the planets orbit the sun elliptically rather than in perfect circles, and conclusively demonstrates the astonishing fact that has mystified and intrigued thinkers since Newton: Nature obeys mathematics. David and Judith Goodstein give us a beautifully written short memoir of life with Feynman, provide meticulous commentary on the lecture itself, and relate the exciting story of their effort to chase down one of Feynman's most original and scintillating lectures.
"Glorious."—Wall Street Journal

Baker & Taylor
The text and a sound recording of one of Feynman's lectures, is accompanied by a discussion of the lecture and a brief remembrance of the influential physicist

& Taylor

Packaged with a CD that furnishes the complete text of the lecture, this fascinating look at the work of one of the most brilliant theoretical scientists of the twentieth century meticulously reconstructs a 1964 lecture on the mathematics of the elliptical motion of the planets around the sun.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393039184
Characteristics: 191 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Goodstein, Judith R.


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