Saturday, 18 August 2007

QED : the Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard P. Feynman

A master of his craft with a quirky and infectious enthusiasm for his material, puts his forbidding intellect to work to try to explain one of the greatest theories in modern physics to the lay person.

A tremendous achievement which combines an honest wish not to miss any of the best bits out just because they are complicated with a humility about just how much is still unknown.

Jaw dropping comments about light reflecting from mirrors? Yes indeed.

This book is based on four lectures covering light and electrons.

The actual lectures can be found on the web.

A thin book best savoured a bit at a time to allow your brain chance to recover in between sessions.
4.5 out of 5.

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