Richard P. Feynman – The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 15, Feynman on Electricity and Magnetism, Part 2

For more than 30 years, Richard P. Feynman’s three-volume Lectures on Physics has been known worldwide as the classic resource for students and professionals alike. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as Einstein’s general relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Feynman’s lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. This timeless audio serves as a comprehensive library of essential physics by a legend in science.

Volume 15 makes up a course in electrostatic energy, electricity in the atmosphere, magnetostatics, and more.

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Narrator: Richard P. Feynman
Duration: 5 hours 38 minutes
Released: 5 Jan 2004
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Language: English

User Review:

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This book is extremely thought provoking and provides a path to the ultimate theory of everything. There are a few things I don’t agree with. For example Thad believes that there is no such thing as true randomness and thus everything is determined. He also believes that every universe in the fractal ladder is playing out the same events just at different spots in the timeline; that would only be true if every universe’s Big Bang had the same initial condition and I believe he fails to show that to be the case.

The fact that Thad was able to define the 20 some-odd constants of nature using only the geometry of space pinpoints the fact that there is more to this QST theory than conjecture.

I deducted a full star for two reasons. 1) I would have liked more detail and insight on worm holes, quantum tunneling, dark matter and dark energy. 2) There were too many non-sequiturs in this book. For example a whole chapter on religion and how it has stymied scientific progress. I get where Thad is coming from since his QST is “out there” and not yet gaining the traction it deserves but these ad-homonyms only detract from his theory and add no real value to the reader, it serves mostly as a catharsis for Thad.

Overall a must read for anybody who has an ontological yearning for the origin of the universe and all of creation.