First Edition of Feynman's QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter; Signed by Him
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter.
Feynman, Richard F.$12,500.00
Item Number: 96977
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist regarding quantum electrodynamics. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Richard Feynman on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Preface by Ralph Leighton.
Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles. Using everyday language, spatial concepts, visualizations, and his renowned "Feynman diagrams" instead of advanced mathematics, Feynman clearly and humorously communicates both the substance and spirit of QED to the layperson.