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    Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Motions of Planets Around the Sun (Paperback) By (author) Richard P. Feynman, By (author) David L. Goodstein, By (author) Judith R. Goodstein

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    DescriptionOn 14 March 1964 Richard Feynman, one of the greatest scientific thinkers of the 20th Century, delivered a lecture entitled 'The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun'. For thirty years this remarkable lecture was believed to be lost. But now Feynman's work has been reconstructed and explained in meticulous, accessible detail, together with a history of ideas of the planets' motions. The result is a vital and absorbing account of one of the fundamental puzzles of science, and an invaluable insight into Feynman's charismatic brilliance.


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    Title
    Feynman's Lost Lecture
    Subtitle
    The Motions of Planets Around the Sun
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard P. Feynman, By (author) David L. Goodstein, By (author) Judith R. Goodstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099736219
    ISBN 10: 0099736217
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.0
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PHVB
    DC21: 523.4
    BIC subject category V2: PGC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-074
    Illustrations note
    facsimiles, portraits
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    01 May 1997
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    "The Goodsteins have gone a long way towards making a tough piece of geometry accessible... The result is fascinating" -- John Gribbin The Times "Feynman was singular in being both one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the century...[and] one of the most entertaining and illuminating teachers of science... Collectors of Feynman memorabilia, historians of science and all who enjoy watching a great mind at work will be thankful that the lost lecture has been found" -- Frank Close Observer "Feynman was a brilliant thinker and one of the finest scientists ever" The Times
    Review text
    Anything about Richard Feynman is sure to find a ready audience of people interested in science, and people interested in the greatest scientist of his generation. The latest addition to the canon is something of a curiosity - the 'lost lecture' is one that was left out of the famous lectures on physics in the 1960s, and deals with the motions of planets around the sun. The book is filled out with background material on the importance of Newton's discovery of the explanation for the elliptical orbits of the planets, and a touching reminiscence by David Goodstein, one of Feynman's colleagues at Caltech. (Kirkus UK)