The Character of Physical Law [With CDROM]

The Character of Physical Law [With CDROM]

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by Richard P. Feynman, Sean Runnette
     
 

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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 features into one broad principle of invariance. He maintains at the outset that the importance of a physical law is not "how clever we are to have found it out

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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 features into one broad principle of invariance. He maintains at the outset that the importance of a physical law is not "how clever we are to have found it out but...how clever nature is to pay attention to it" and steers his discussions toward a final exposition of the elegance and simplicity of all scientific laws. Rather than an essay on the most significant achievements in modern science,The Character of Physical Lawis a statement of what is most remarkable in nature. Feynman's enlightened approach, his wit, and his enthusiasm make this a memorable exposition of the scientist's craft. The law of gravitation is the author's principal example. Relating the details of its discovery and stressing its mathematical character, he uses it to demonstrate the essential interaction of...

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ISBN-13:
9781482911442
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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