Minecraft Adventures B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Interviews | August 12, 2015

    Jill Owens: IMG Eli Gottlieb: The Powells.com Interview



    Eli GottliebEli Gottlieb has done something unusual — he's written two novels, 20 years apart, from opposing but connected perspectives. The Boy Who Went... Continue »
    1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Best Boy

      Eli Gottlieb 9781631490477

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$12.00
List price: $21.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
3 Partner Warehouse General- General

Character of Physical Law (65 Edition)

by

Character of Physical Law (65 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

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 tends 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 Law is 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 mathematics and physics. He views mathematics as the key to any system of scientific laws, suggesting that if it were possible to fill out the structure of scientific theory completely, the result would be an integrated set of mathematical axioms. The principles of conservation, symmetry, and time-irreversibility are then considered in relation to developments in classical and modern physics, and in his final lecture Feynman develops his own analysis of the process and future of scientific discovery. Like any set of oral reflections, The Character of Physical Law has special value as a demonstration of the mind in action.

Synopsis:

Richard Feynman was perhaps the most brilliant, iconoclastic, and influential physicist of modern times. The Character of Physical law, first published in 1965, contains the text of seven brilliant lectures, originally delivered to standing-room-only audiences at Cornell University, that demonstrate Feyman's unique ability to bring his subject to life to the non-physicist.

About the Author

One of the most eminent and imaginative modern physicists, Richard Feynman was Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology until his death in 1988. He is best known for his work on the quantum theory of the electromagnetic field, as well as for his later research in the field of low-temperature physics. In 1954 he received the Albert Einstein Award for his "outstanding contribution to knowledge in mathematical and physical sciences"; in 1965 he was appointed to Foreign Membership in the Royal Society and was awarded the Nobel Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262560030
Author:
Feynman, Richard Phillips
Publisher:
Mit Press
Author:
Feynman, Carl R.
Author:
Feynman, Richard
Author:
Feynman, Michelle C.
Location:
Cambridge :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Space plasmas
Subject:
Physics-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Messenger Lectures, 1964
Series Volume:
1964
Publication Date:
19670231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
33
Pages:
173
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Qed: The Strange Theory of Light and... Used Trade Paper $7.50
  2. Elementary Particles and the Laws of... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. Six Not So Easy Pieces: Einstein's... Used Trade Paper $6.95
  4. What do you care what other people... Used Trade Paper $6.50
  5. Guide To Feynman Diagrams in the... New Trade Paper $19.95
  6. The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a... Used Trade Paper $8.00

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » Piano and Keyboard
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General History and Philosophy
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Popular
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Quantum Mechanics

Character of Physical Law (65 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$12.00 In Stock
Product details 173 pages MIT Press - English 9780262560030 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Richard Feynman was perhaps the most brilliant, iconoclastic, and influential physicist of modern times. The Character of Physical law, first published in 1965, contains the text of seven brilliant lectures, originally delivered to standing-room-only audiences at Cornell University, that demonstrate Feyman's unique ability to bring his subject to life to the non-physicist.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

       
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.