Richard Feynman's fame rests to a large extent on his picaresque exploits, but he was also a theoretical physicist of some significance. The ...Show synopsisRichard 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.Hide synopsis
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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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