# Feynman's Lost Lecture The Motion of Planets Around the Sun [E–pub/E–book]

- Paperback
- 192
- Feynman's Lost Lecture The Motion of Planets Around the Sun
- David Goodstein
- English
- 15 November 2020
- 9780393319958

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DOWNLOAD Ý Feynman's Lost Lecture The Motion of Planets Around the Sun Test physicists With this book and CD we hear the voice of the great Feynman in all his ingenuity insight and acumen for argument This breathtaking lecture The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun uses nothing advanced than high school geometry to explain why the planets orbit the sun elliptically rather than in perfect circles and conclusively demonstrates. I have the version with the CD I think it helps at least for the transcription portion of the book to have Feynman s cadence orally The rest of the book stands up perfectly fine on its own It begins with a history of Kepler Brahe Copernicus and Galileo how their discoveries led to the Newtonian revolution in how we think about the worldThen the authors write an expanded version of Feynman s lecture This is necessary if like me and unlike Feynman s freshman class you are decades past your high school geometry The proofs really are elementary and basic that is at the high school level and very visual in the geometric sense It is a fascinating glimpse into how Newton and his contemporaries thought and how they after Newton at least saw the universe

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DOWNLOAD Ý Feynman's Lost Lecture The Motion of Planets Around the Sun The astonishing fact that has mystified and intrigued thinkers since Newton Nature obeys mathematics David and Judith Goodstein give us a beautifully written short memoir of life with Feynman provide meticulous commentary on the lecture itself and relate the exciting story of their effort to chase down one of Feynman's most original and scintillating lecture. Looking to refresh your high school geometry love without embarrassing yourself getting caught reading high school books READ THIS 2 maybe 3 pee breaks and boom Such ingenuity I did not even know how to prove Kepler or Newton but Mr Feynman has taught me now And the bonus lesson of applying concepts to Rutherford experiment s It was really fun to try it myself on paperOnly if someone could gift me the entire volume of Feynman lectures

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DOWNLOAD Ý Feynman's Lost Lecture The Motion of Planets Around the Sun Rescued from obscurity Feynman's Lost Lecture is a blessing for all Feynman followers Most know Richard Feynman for the hilarious anecdotes and exploits in his best selling books Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman and What Do You Care What Other People Think But not always obvious in those stories was his brilliance as a pure scientist one of the century's grea. At this late stage one has to wonder if there can be any worthwhile material by or about Feynman that hasn t already been published the answer is in this case yes but this doesn t offer a tremendous amount that would be new to dedicated Feynman fans It s really for completests and neither a great nor terrible place to start for newcomersFor just such newbies to Feynman I will briefly disclose that he was a Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project in his youth and became famous not only for his professional skill but his uirky and irreverent public persona and his capabilities as an educator both of the general public and of student physicistsThis lecture was omitted from the famous three volumes of lectures based on a two year undergrad introductory course that Feynman taught at Caltech It is a demonstration of the fact that planets orbit the sun in elipses if Newton s Law of Gravitation is correct and perturbations from all the other planets are ignored using only plane geometry Since only a few diagrams and notes from the lecture remained along with a voice recording of it it was uite a task to reconstruct the proof which as is pointed out by Feynman himself is whilst elementary not simple That said the explanation of the demonstration could not be clearer and anybody who can follow school level geometry will be fine Because there are a large number of diagrams what appears to be a lengthy and therefore possibly intimidating wodge of physics is in fact something you could read and understand in a couple of hours easilyAdditionally to the reconstruction and explanation of the proof there is a mini biography of Feynman which is best as always when telling anecdotes not history a transcript of Feynman delivering the lecture and a brief history of the relevant discoveries about the nature of the solar system gravity and the way things move