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Feynman's Lost Lecture

The Motions of Planets Around the Sun

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Feynman's Lost Lecture by David L Goodstein
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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, it traces out a specific set of mathematical curves. Feynman considers why nature chooses to trace out in the sky those - and only those - elegant geometrical constructions.

Author Biography

Winner of the Nobel Prize for physics, the late Richard Feynman taught for many years at the California Institute of Technology. He is best known to a wide readership as the author of Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! and What Do You Care What Other People Think. Dr. David Goodstein is Vice Provost and Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Judith Goldstein, registrar and archivist at Caltech, is author of Millikan's School: A History of the California Institute of Technology.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 1997
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
192
Dimensions
129x198x13
ISBN-13
9780099736219
Product ID
1644793

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