- Series: Princeton Science Library
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; New Ed edition (October 1, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691024170
- ISBN-13: 978-0691024172
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 214 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter New Ed Edition
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"Physics Nobelist Feynman simply cannot help being original. In this quirky, fascinating book, he explains to laymen the quantum theory of light, a theory to which he made decisive contributions."--The New Yorker
"Feynman's lectures must have been marvelous and they have been turned into an equally entrancing book, a vivid introduction to QED which is leavened and enlivened by his wit. Anyone with a curiosity about physics today should buy it, not only to get to grips with the deepest meaning of quantum theory but to possess a slice of history."--Pedro Waloschek, Nature
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If you'd like to understand what this man did that resulted in the Nobel Prize, then read this book. I'm not saying it is a light read, but it is readable by folks other that graduate level physics majors.
Some of the thinking in here is pretty mind-blowingly out of the box. Light traveling faster than the speed of light? Antimatter traveling backwards in time? These may not be true, but it's interesting that the system works regardless of whether they are or not. Even barring these questionable bits, if you haven't studied quantum mechanics before, you will have your conception of reality significantly altered by this book.
Shailesh Kadakia, Author & Professor
Author: True Physics of Light Beyond Relativity, 2nd Edition