The Famous Feynman Lectures on Physics: The New Online Edition (in HTML5)

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Image by Tamiko Thiel, via Wiki­me­dia Com­mons

Cal­tech and The Feyn­man Lec­tures Web­site have joined forces to cre­ate an online edi­tion of Richard Feyn­man’s famous lec­tures on physics. First pre­sent­ed in the ear­ly 1960s as part of a two-year intro­duc­to­ry physics course giv­en at Cal­tech, the lec­tures were even­tu­al­ly turned into a book that became a clas­sic ref­er­ence work for physics stu­dents, teach­ers and researchers. You can still pur­chase the 560 page book online, or enjoy a new web edi­tion for free.

Cre­at­ed with HTML5, the new site gives read­ers access to “a high-qual­i­ty up-to-date copy” of Feyn­man’s lec­tures.” The text “has been designed for ease of read­ing on devices of any size or shape,” and you can zoom into text, fig­ures and equa­tions with­out degra­da­tion. Dive right into the lec­tures here. And if you’d pre­fer to see Feyn­man (as opposed to read Feyn­man), we would encour­age you to watch ‘The Char­ac­ter of Phys­i­cal Law,’ Feynman’s  sev­en-part lec­ture series record­ed at Cor­nell in 1964. Anoth­er 37 physics cours­es, most in video, can be found in our col­lec­tion of Free Online Cours­es.

Feyn­man’s lec­ture are now list­ed in our col­lec­tions of Free eBooks and Free Text­books.

Pho­to­graph by Tom Har­vey. Copy­right © Cal­i­for­nia Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy.

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

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