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In QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter Richard P. Feynman explains, in his lucid and witty style, the revolutionary scientific theory that won him the Nobel Prize. Quantum electrodynamics - or QED for short - is the theory that explains how light and electrons interact, and in doing so illuminates the deepest and most complex mysteries of the world around us. Thanks to Richard Feynman and his colleagues, who won the Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking work in this area, it is also one of the rare parts of physics that is known for sure - a theory that has stood the test of time. In these entertaining lectures Feynman uses clear everyday examples to provide the definitive introduction to QED. 'The perfect example of scientific genius' Independent 'If you don't believe Nature is absurd, let chatty Professor Feynman convince you in his series of exceedingly reader-friendly lectures ...Full of witty one-liners, with its learning lightly worn, it's a book to enlighten' Mail on Sunday 'Does a marvelous job of explaining one of twentieth-century physics' few unqualified triumphs' The New York Times Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was one of this century's most brilliant theoretical physicists and original thinkers. Feynman's other books, also available in Penguin, include QED, Six Easy Pieces, Six Not-so-Easy Pieces, Don't You Have Time to Think, The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, What Do You Care What Other People Think? and The Meaning of it All.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140125054
ISBN-10: 0140125051
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » Quantum electrodynamics (QED) is the most successful scientific theory of the 20th century. Its inventor, Feynman, was the greatest teacher of physics in the 20th century. Put the two together, and you have the most definitive insight into what 20th-century physics was all about. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was one of this century's most brilliant theoretical physicists and original thinkers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965 for his work on QED. Books by Feynman in Penguin include The Character of Physical Law (1992, 36,000 copies), Six Easy Pieces (1998, 27,000 copies, and Six Not-So-Easy Pices (1999, 10,000 copies).

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