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  1. #1 SPLIT : Feynman Lectures Sticky Discussion 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinsbergrelatz
    Hey guys,

    just found an awesome website for viewing Feynman lectures on physics (quantum electrodynamics) anyone interested?? , though maybe some of you are already aware of this, IF NOT have a look at it.

    http://www.vega.org.uk/video/subseries/8
    Thank you very much.

    For those interested, these lectures were the basis for a book by Feynman on quantum electrodynamics for a general audience. The book is called QED and it is a masterpiece. It is still available at a reasonable cost.

    Note: This set of lectures is so good and so relevant to the correction of the myriad of misconceptions in this forum regarding the nature of light and quantum mechanics that I recommend that this thread be made a permanent "sticky" for the Physics forum.


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    I am sure I will thoroughly enjoy these. Thanks! :wink:


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    I stumbled upon that site about a year and a half ago. The lectures truly are phenomenal, and accessible even to lay persons like me. It's like going to college with and attending a class with one of the best professors ever, and all for free! 8)
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    Thank you very much! I'll enjoy it.
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    Thanks a lot! I've read his book QED, and I'm sure I'll enjoy watching his lectures.
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    I hope this isn't considered to be too off-topic, but I would just like to take this opportunity to tell everybody who doesn't know it, that all sorts of lectures from MIT can be enjoyed on YouTube. You can find anything from linear algebra to physics.
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    thank you so much these are wonderful lectures
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    :-D wow,... i've been searching for the book for so long... thanks...
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    Really? It seems to be quite easy to buy it in Sweden, actually :-D
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    Thanks alot dude !!!
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    You can find all sorts on material on TED exchange and YouTube: Princeton/MIT/Yale...Lectures on all the big topics of physics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinsbergrelatz
    Hey guys,

    just found an awesome website for viewing Feynman lectures on physics (quantum electrodynamics) anyone interested?? , though maybe some of you are already aware of this, IF NOT have a look at it.

    http://www.vega.org.uk/video/subseries/8
    I find an interesting site containing interviews with Richard Feynman and books by him.

    http://www.infocobuild.com/books-and...d-feynman.html
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    Just watched a few minutes in on the first video and I swear I'm getting a heavy professor frink vibe, "with the motions of the atoms and the waves and the gas" all he needs in there is a gahooy!

    Brilliant man, There is an early episode of bbc horizons which is an interview with Feynman, Its quite good I suggest finding it,

    BTW Andytha the book "QED" By Richard Feynman is readily available on amazon.
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    More of the great Mr. Feynman;
    http://www.feynman.com/
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    great sharing thank for sharing
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    these are great, I watched them, he explains things really well!

    there is more on the man on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srSbA...eature=related
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    E=mc2 "It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing -- a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind. Furthermore, the equation E is equal to m c-squared, in which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted into a very large amount of energy and vice versa. The mass and energy were in fact equivalent, according to the formula mentioned above. This was demonstrated by Cockcroft and Walton in 1932, experimentally." - Albert Einstein
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatman57
    these are great, I watched them, he explains things really well!

    there is more on the man on youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srSbA...eature=related
    Is it ok if I upload this to dailymotion?
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    Thanks for that link!
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    The lectures are a practical introduction to perturbative calculations in QED and QCD. I discuss methods of calculation of one- and two-loop diagrams in dimensional regularization, MSbar and on-shell renormalization schemes, decoupling of heavy-particle loops.
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    The Feynmann lectures were awesome
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    thank u very much
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    The Feynman Lectures on Physics is a 1964 physics textbook by Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands, based upon the lectures given by Feynman to undergraduate students at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1961–1963. It includes lectures on mathematics, electromagnetism, Newtonian physics, quantum physics, and the relation of physics to other sciences. Six readily accessible chapters were later compiled into a book entitled Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher, and six more in Six Not So Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry and Space-Time.

    The first volume focuses on mechanics, radiation, and heat. The second volume is mainly on electromagnetism and matter. The third volume, on quantum mechanics, shows, for example, how the double-slit experiment contains the essential features of quantum mechanics.

    An account on the history of these famous volumes is given by Sands in his memoir article “Capturing the Wisdom of Feynman”, Physics Today, Apr 2005, p. 49.
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    This month I present to you a mind blowing collection of physics video lectures! I am getting my physics degree in two months and I am excited about these lectures as never before!

    This month lectures on: Modern Physics. Quantum Physics. Quantum Mechanics. Quantum Field Theory. Applied Group Theory. General Relativity. Cosmology. Astrophysics. Computational Physics. Thermodynamics. Basic Physics.

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    What sorts of things get physicists (or wannabe physicists, like the teacher of this class) excited? Is it the dream of building grand intellectual edifices capable of describing the Universe with amazing accuracy and elegance? Or, perhaps, discovering something so unexpected that it totally blows your mind? Maybe it's simply the act of doing physics! Whatever the case, there are certainly many things in physics to get excited about, and we'll explore some of them in this class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thyristor View Post
    I hope this isn't considered to be too off-topic, but I would just like to take this opportunity to tell everybody who doesn't know it, that all sorts of lectures from MIT can be enjoyed on YouTube. You can find anything from linear algebra to physics.
    Entire courses from MIT can be downloaded free. Their entire curriculum is available.
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    if someone has a link to download Feynman's video's please share it.as i said a link where i can download it...Feynman is somehow my superhero and i really like to have his lecture's in my PC
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    I'm interested in delving into these lectures a little bit. I'm trying to find people who have already watched them or read them who would be interested in mentoring people who haven't been through them yet.

    I'm a teacher, so I think one of the best ways to really understand something is to help teach it to other people. (I wonder if that's part of the beauty of Feynman's lectures. To share it so well with others, the kind of thinking he had to do for himself.)

    Would any of you who went through these, either recently or in the dim past, be interested in getting connected with a newbie to discuss them more in depth? I've been thinking either something like video chat or a LateX enabled chat tool like MathIM to get started.

    Let me know if that sounds interesting to anyone. I'm also interested in connecting people who want to talk about, Gravitation
    by Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, John Archibald Wheeler.

    Two classics!
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