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ISBN: 0099736217 / ISBN-13: 9780099736219

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

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  • Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Motion of Planets Around the Sun (Vintage Books) – Trade paperback (1997)
    by David L Goodstein

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

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books
    1997
    English
    191 pages

    ISBN: 0099736217
    ISBN-13: 9780099736219

    Richard Feynman's fame rests to a large extent on his picaresque exploits, but he was also a theoretical physicist of some significance. The discovery of the notes for his major lecture on the motion of planets around the sun, presented in this book, allows readers an insight into the workings of his mind. The book relates how the notes came to be lost, and how they came to be found again and reconstructed. The lecture concerns the fact that, when a planet or any other body arcs through space under the influence of gravity, ... Show more

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astroblaster

Principia Primer!

by astroblaster on Aug 27, 2009

I couldn't get through Newton's Principia. Come to find out, neither could Feynman. This book provides clear, easily understandable proofs, along with an interesting background of planetary motion theories from Copernicus forward.

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