The whole thing was basically an experiment, Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman s lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable FeynmanThe late Richard P Feynman was Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology He was awarded theNobel Prize for his work on the development of quantum field theory He was also one of the most famous and beloved figures of the twentieth century, both in physics and in the public arena


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