The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Is Now Completely Online

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In years past, we let you know that Cal­tech and The Feyn­man Lec­tures Web­site joined forces to cre­ate an online edi­tion of The Feyn­man Lec­tures on Physics. They start­ed with Vol­ume 1. And they’ve since fol­lowed up with Vol­ume 2 and Vol­ume 3, mak­ing the col­lec­tion com­plete.

First pre­sent­ed in the ear­ly 1960s at Cal­tech by the Nobel Prize-win­ning physi­cist Richard Feyn­man, the lec­tures were even­tu­al­ly turned into a book by Feyn­man, Robert B. Leighton, and Matthew Sands. The text went on to become arguably the most pop­u­lar physics book ever writ­ten, sell­ing more than 1.5 mil­lion copies in Eng­lish, and get­ting trans­lat­ed into a dozen lan­guages.

The new online edi­tion makes The Feyn­man Lec­tures on Physics avail­able in HTML5. 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.

The Feyn­man Lec­tures on Physics is now list­ed in our col­lec­tions of Free eBooks and Free Text­books.

Note: An ear­li­er ver­sion of this post appeared on our site in August, 2014.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Free Online Physics Cours­es (part of our larg­er col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties)

Free Physics Text­books

‘The Char­ac­ter of Phys­i­cal Law’: Richard Feynman’s Leg­endary Course Pre­sent­ed at Cor­nell, 1964

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