Richard Feynman's Book QED

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last updated 11 August 2009.

Richard P. Feynman, QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1985).

This book is a masterful exposition of quantum mechanics, aimed not at teaching students to do calculations, but at teaching them to understand what's going on behind calculations. Reading this book helps students avoid "a false sophistication which emphasizes technique rather than understanding." (D. Kleppner and R. Kolenkow, An Introduction to Mechanics, page xv.)

I have prepared a synoptic contents and an elucidation of some tricky points.


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