Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Famous Feynman Lectures on Physics: The New Online Edition

Most of the material in the "famous Feynman lectures" is way beyond ability in the realms of mathematics and physics. However, I am sharing this anyway because Richard Feynman was simply a cool human being.

CalTech has converted all of his lectures into HTML5 format, and I'm sure there is a reason for that (and I suspect it has to do with readability on tablets and smart phones), and made them all available for free.

For those who would rather watch the lectures, that too is an option (a series of lectures at Cornell).

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

September 14th, 2013

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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