# Free eBooks by **Richard P. Feynman**

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"Some people say, 'How can you live without knowing?' I do not
know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy.
How you get to know is what I want to know."--Richard P. Feynman
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman (1918-88) was
that rarest of creatures--a towering scientific genius who could
make himself understood by anyone and who became as famous for
the wit and wisdom of his popular lectures and... more...

The whole thing was basically an experiment,” Richard Feynman
said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his
lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful,
spawning publications that have remained definitive and
introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic
principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories
as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman’s lectures
stand... more...

When, in 198486, Richard P. Feynman gave his famous course on
computation at the California Institute of Technology, he asked
Tony Hey to adapt his lecture notes into a book. Although led by
Feynman, the course also featured, as occasional guest speakers,
some of the most brilliant men in science at that time, including
Marvin Minsky, Charles Bennett, and John Hopfield. Although the
lectures are now thirteen years old, most of the... more...

Physics, rather than mathematics, is the focus in this classic
graduate lecture note volume on statistical mechanics and the
physics of condensed matter. This book provides a concise
introduction to basic concepts and a clear presentation of
difficult topics, while challenging the student to reflect upon
as yet unanswered questions.

Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical
world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an
extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the
general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive
introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part
of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with
charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts,... more...

From 1983 to 1986, the legendary physicist and teacher Richard
Feynman gave a course at Caltech called Potentialities and
Limitations of Computing Machines.”Although the lectures are over
ten years old, most of the material is timeless and presents a
Feynmanesque” overview of many standard and some not-so-standard
topics in computer science. These include computability, Turing
machines (or as Feynman said, Mr. Turing’s... more...

“The whole thing was basically an experiment,” Richard Feynman
said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his
lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful,
spawning publications that have remained definitive and
introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic
principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories
as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman’s lectures... more...

Collecting legendary lectures from freewheeling scientific genius
Richard P. Feynman, "The Character of Physical Law" is the perfect
example of Feynman's gift for making complex subjects accessible
and entertaining. Here Richard Feynman gives his own unique take on
the puzzles and problems that lie at the heart of physics, from
Newton's Law of Gravitation to mathematics as the supreme language
of nature, from the mind-boggling question of whether time... more...