The Character of Physical Law

The Character of Physical Law

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In these Messenger Lectures, originally delivered at Cornell University and recorded for television by the BBC, Richard Feynman offers an overview of selected physical laws and gathers their common features into one broad principle of invariance. He maintains at the outset that the importance of a physical law is not "how clever we are to have found it out but how clever nature is to pay attention to it" and steers his discussions toward a final exposition of the elegance and simplicity of all scientificlaws. Rather than an essay on the most significant achievements in modern science, The Character of Physical Law is a statement of what is most remarkable in nature. Feynman's enlightened approach, his wit, and his enthusiasm make this a memorable exposition of the scientist's craft.
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  • 137 x 185 x 25mm | 181g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1482923203
  • 9781482923209

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