QED

The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

by Richard P. Feynman,

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  • 140084746X
  • 9780691125756
  • 9781400847464

Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson. A. Zee's introduction places Feynman’s book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman’s uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

  • Princeton University Press; October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781400847464
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  • Title: QED
  • Author: Richard P. Feynman; A. Zee (other)
  • Imprint: Princeton University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 140084746X
  • 9780691125756
  • 9781400847464

In The Press

"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

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).