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Feynman Lectures on Gravitation by Richard P. FeynmanBook Description The Feynman Lectures on Gravitation are based on notes prepared during a course on gravitational physics that Richard Feynman taught at Caltech during the 196263 academic year. For several years prior to these lectures, Feynman thought long and hard about the fundamental problems in gravitational physics, yet he published very little. These lectures represent a useful record of his viewpoints and some of his insights into gravity and its application to cosmology, superstars, wormholes, and gravitational waves at that particular time. The lectures also contain a number of fascinating digressions and asides on the foundations of physics and other issues.Characteristically, Feynman took an untraditional nongeometric approach to gravitation and general relativity based on the underlying quantum aspects of gravity. Hence, these lectures contain a unique pedagogical account of the development of Einstein's general theory of relativity as the inevitable result of the demand for a selfconsistent theory of a massless spin2 field (the graviton) coupled to the energymomentum tensor of matter. This approach also demonstrates the intimate and fundamental connection between gauge invariance and the principle of equivalence.Buy Feynman Lectures on Gravitation book by Richard P. Feynman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books. Book Details ISBN: 9780813340388ISBN10: 0813340381
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm) Pages: 272 Imprint: Westview Press Inc Publisher: The Perseus Books Group Publish Date: 30May2002 Country of Publication: United States 

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