The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

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 new introduction places both Feynman's book and his seminal contribution to QED in historical context and further highlights Feynman's uniquely appealing and illuminating style.

Title QED
Subtitle The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
Author Richard P. Feynman
Publisher Princeton University Press
Title First Published 04 April 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 192 p.
ISBN-10 0691125759
ISBN-13 9780691125756
Publication Date 04 April 2006
Main content page count 192
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.95

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