The Feynman lectures on physics

Posted: August 21, 2014 by Andrew in Education, radiative theory

imageCaltech and the Feynman lectures website have published the Feynman lectures on physics online.

Visit the website Here

  1. Konrad says:

    If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong. Anyone got a problem with that?

  2. Bob_FJ says:

    The assumption being that an experiment cannot have flaws?

  3. colliemum says:

    Thanks for the link!
    These lectures are probably way above my pay grade, but now that winter is coming, I shall try and see how far I get.

  4. p.g.sharrow says:

    Sometimes the flaws are the features that gives results of success. Young budding scientists are trained to produce the facts needed to prove their hypothesis. see “An Engineers Tail.

    Nothing succeeds like success and an award, maybe even a Nobel. pg

  5. And I spent a small fortune at University on a hard copy. I now have a paperback copy.

  6. dikstr says:

    Truer words were never spoken.
    Should be posted on the office walls of all climate modelers!

  7. NikFromNYC says:

    Nearly all articles in Scientific American in the 50s and 60s were on the high quality level as these books. Now there’s nothing like that, though online academies are stating to pick up the slack. I have an E volume of a 1950s Encyclopedia Britannica which has such a dozen or more page sophisticated and equation filled description of electron microscopes that it’s jaw dropping compared to the wide survey light content versions of today.

  8. Steve C says:

    @colliemum (3:35pm) – I think your pay grade reservations apply to at least 97% of everybody, certainly including me. Be warned, though, that better scientists than me have commented that Feynman’s physics lectures were the intellectual equivalent of going for a Chinese meal. While he’s talking, it all makes perfect sense, but half an hour later you realise you didn’t understand a word. So if you find that yourself, don’t worry, it’s normal!

    But yes, a marvellous link. I shall certainly head over there to get thoroughly metagrobolised.

  9. Stephen Richards says:

    NikFromNYC says:

    August 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    True. I bought both SciAm and Nature at that time. I have bought neither for very many years.

  10. Has anyone found where in these lectures where Dr. Feynman describes the power transfer in the case of opposing field strengths at the same frequency? All I has found is that the field strength and flux are the same because of no opposition ever.

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  12. thejollygreenman says:

    I know that Feynman was a very clever man all that, but, he was child of his time. If you read the bits he wrote about geology you will see that he did not know about the theory of continental drift caused by plate tectonics as it was still a way off. He couldn’t explain the reason for earthquakes, yet knew it could be measured.