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# El Caracter De La Ley Fisica

Los siete capitulos de El caracter de la ley fisica recogen las legendarias Messenger Lectures pronunciadas por Richard Feynman en la Universidad de Cornell (Estados Unidos) en noviembre de 1964, un ano antes de recibir el Nobel. Se pronunciaron en una sala abarrotada de estudiantes, y quedaron registradas por la BBC de Londres, lo que sirvio de base para la preparacion de
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Paperback, 150 pages

Published
January 28th 2002
by Tusquets
(first published 1964)

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People who want to understand what physics is really about

As I progressed through this excellent little book, I began to feel that the style was somehow familiar from another genre. Mozart? Perhaps e.e. cummings? But my subconscious, while granting that I wasn't totally off-base, informed me that it had a chess analogy in mind.

I had never thought about it before, but I am suddenly rather taken with the idea of comparing great physics writers with great chess players. Penrose reminds me of Tal, trusting his astonishing visual intuition to steer him thr ...more

I had never thought about it before, but I am suddenly rather taken with the idea of comparing great physics writers with great chess players. Penrose reminds me of Tal, trusting his astonishing visual intuition to steer him thr ...more

The title tells one enough about the contents; if you have any interest in the topic you should read this book. It is almost but not completely non-mathematical. If you can cope with the algebra contained ...more

*thinks*about that approach. In these lectures, there's a balance between musings about physics and musings about how people think (about p ...more

*O povaze přírodních zákonů.*Aspoň takhle jsem tu historku slyšel… Wow! —

*The Character of Physical Law*je knižní kompilace Feynmanových přednášek z roku 1964, v nichž do té doby nevídaným způsobem vystihl podstatu vědecké metody v celé její šíři a složitosti. Pro mnoho vědců nás ...more

His down to earth style in exploring questions such as "what is gravity" and why mathematical formulae that can describe, but not explain it, is exhilarating, as are passages on the nature of time and q ...more

What in the hell does that mean? Velocity is direction + speed, right? So, I understand that a change in di ...more

The book acts as a good introduction into what makes up the laws of physics and what physicists actually do to discover them. Many might be shocked to discover that instead of methodical and step-by-step research, laws may be 'guessed' via intuition but Feynman emphasises ...more

The title is carefully chosen: Feynman gives us a guide through physics and points out the general character of the laws we've discovered. How does the universe act, generally? Why would that be?

With reference to concrete discoveries we get to ask the meta questions. It turns out that beside the predictable things in the universe, there are fantastic, incomprensible weirdnesses, things that have no reason to work.

One such quote: "I fin ...more

Feynman has a talent for describing physics. Early on, he relies on formulas more often than necessary I think, but that s ...more

i know that physical laws dominate our universe. i know that, i can see that, but that doesn't mean i can comprehend the laws to any real depth. it's sort of hopeless for me to even pretend to know what is going on in this book.

Feynman is amusing to listen to and read, but t ...more

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Richard Phillips Feynman was an American physicist known for the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as work in particle physics (he proposed the parton model). For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman was a joint recipient of the Nobel Pr
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