Hooray! You have added the first book to your bookshelf. Check it out now!
Create your own shelf sign up
[−]
  • Search Digit-count Valid ISBN Invalid ISBN Valid Barcode Invalid Barcode

Feynman's Lost Lecture

The Motion of Planets Around the Sun

By Richard Phillips

(5)

| Hardcover | 9780393039184

Like Feynman's Lost Lecture ?
Join aNobii to see if your friends read it, and discover similar books!

Sign up for free

Book Description

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 Do You Care What Other Continue

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 Do You 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. David and Judith Goodstein live in Pasadena, California.

0 Reviews

Loginor Sign Upto write a review

Book Details

  • Rating:
    (5)
  • English Books
  • Hardcover 191 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0393039188
  • ISBN-13: 9780393039184
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish date: 1996-05-01
  • Also available as: Paperback
Improve_data of this book

Groups with this in collection