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Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Motion of Planets Around the Sun with CDROM

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Publisher Comments:

Rescued from obscurity, is a blessing for all Feynman followers. Most know Richard Feynman for the hilarious anecdotes and exploits in his best-selling books "" and "" 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.

Synopsis:

In this breathtaking lecture, Richard Feynman, one of the century's greatest physicists, uses nothing more advanced than high-school geometry to explain why the planets orbit the sun elliptically rather than in perfect circles. Photos & diagrams.

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"Glorious."--Wall Street Journal

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Gives enormous satisfaction.

About the Author

David Goodstein, vice provost and Frank J. Galloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor at the California Institute of Technology, is the author of Feynman's Lost Lecture, among other works. He lives in Pasadena.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393319958
Editor:
Goodstein, David L.
Editor:
Goodstein, Judith R.
Author:
Goodstein, Judith R.
Author:
Goodstein, David L.
Author:
Goodstein, David
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Planets
Subject:
Celestial mechanics
Subject:
Orbits
Subject:
Conic sections
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Planets -- Orbits.
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
CD-ROM
Series Volume:
194
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Photographs and diagrams
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
22 cm. +
Media Run Time:
191

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Product details 192 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393319958 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this breathtaking lecture, Richard Feynman, one of the century's greatest physicists, uses nothing more advanced than high-school geometry to explain why the planets orbit the sun elliptically rather than in perfect circles. Photos & diagrams.
"Synopsis" by , "Glorious."--Wall Street Journal
"Synopsis" by , Gives enormous satisfaction.
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