QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Princeton Science Library, 90) Revised 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

"Praise for Princeton's original edition: "Feynman simply cannot help being original. In this quirky, fascinating book, he explains to laymen the quantum theory of light."" ― New Yorker

"Praise for Princeton's original edition:"[A]nother tour de force by the acknowledged master of clear explanation in physics.""---John Roche, Times Literary Supplement

"Praise for Princeton's original edition:"Feynman's lectures must have been marvellous 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

"Praise for Princeton's original edition: "In four conversational and breezy chapters. . . . Feynman, who himself gave the theory its most useful and powerful form, undertakes without one equation to explain QED to the generality of readers.""---Philip Morrison, Scientific American

"Using clear language, many visuals, and his own Feynman diagrams, the author presents a clear introduction to the quantum theory of the inter-action of light with matter, without mathematics but with humor." ― Physics Teacher

About the Author

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) was professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology. A. Zee is professor of physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Fearful Symmetry: The Search for Beauty in Modern Physics, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell, and Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell (all Princeton).


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Princeton University Press; Revised edition (October 26, 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 192 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0691164096
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0691164090
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1270L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.9 x 0.54 x 8.98 inches
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very accessible read on some of the basics of quantum physics
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5.0 out of 5 stars charges my electrons to emit delight.
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