The Ultimate Richard Feynman Collection

| December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicists who is widely considered as one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century. He is mostly known for his work on the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics and the theory of quantum electrodynamics. Besides his well known work in physics, Feynman worked on the development of the first atomic bomb and on the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger investigation.

Besides his research Feynman gained popularity as a great eductator and a charismatic science popularizer. His lectures, especially the public ones, became a hit back in the day and popularized Feynman even among people with no interest in science.

So, since I am a big fan of Feynman as well, I decided to gather a collection of resources related to Richard Feynman. This includes free & non-free lectures, interviews, documentaries, written lectures and links to audio books.

Lectures

So here’s a fun fact — Bill Gates apparently is a great fan of Feynman. He has a collection of things related to Feynman, such as some original manuscripts of Feynman’s work. In fact, Bill Gates is such a big fan, that he bought a series of original lectures by Feynman and made them available to the public. You can view these lectures online at the Project Tuva, where you can find higher quality videos, plus some extra stuff. Also check out these great lectures available on YouTube.

Law of Gravitation

Distinction of Past and Future

Seeking New Laws

Other Lectures:

The Relation of Mathematics and Physics
The Great Conservation Principles
Symmetries in Physical Law
Probability and Uncertainty
Tiny Machines: The Lectures on Nanotechnology
QED in New Zealand
Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics
Quantum Mechanical View of Reality
Nanotechnology Lecture
QED Lecture 1
QED Lecture 2
QED Lecture 3
Problems in QED and the Standard Model

Written Lectures

Here we have a bunch of links to written lectures by Richard Feynman. Some of his lectures are offered for free, however, others are only available to buy.

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume I (free)
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume II
The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume III
Feynman’s Tips on Physics (Supplement to Feynman Lectures on Physics)
Feynman’s Lectures on Computation
Character of a Physical Law
The Very Best of the Feynman Lectures
Computers from Inside Out: The Feynman Lectures on Heuristics
Elementary Particles and the Laws of Physics: The 1986 Dirac Memorial Lectures
Feynman’s Lost Lecture
Feynman Lectures on Gravitation
Statistical Mechanics

Books

Now there are loads of books about Richard Feynman and, obviously, I can’t list them all. So here are a few books that you might find interesting. The list includes both books by Feynman himself and books about him. For more books go to eBay or Amazon.

some feynman books

Surely You Are Joking Mr Feynman
What do You Care What Other People Think
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out
Six Easy Pieces 
Feynman 
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman 
Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
Classic Feynman: All The Adventures of a Curious Character
Quantum Man
No Ordinary Genius
Tuva or Bust: Richard Feynman’s Last Journey
Feynman’s Rainbow 
Richard Feynman: A Life in Science

Video Interviews and Documentaries

There are also a number of great free interviews and documentaries available online. Here’s bunch of them including some extra links below. If you enjoy the documentaries below, consider supporting them by buying the DVD’s.

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

Fun to Imagine

1973 Nova Interview

Other links

Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius
The Fantastic Mr Feynman
The Best Mind Since Einstein
The Quest for Tannu Tuva
Take the World from Another Point of View
Space Shuttle Challenger Investigation
Strangeness Minus Three
It Took a Genius
Richard Feynman

Movies

Knowing the legendary charisma of Feynman it’s not a big surprise that there’s a movie about the life of the great scientist. “Infinity” is the story of the early life of Richard Feynman. Also, for all of you trivia fans out there, there’s a little known movie called “Anti-Clock” in which Feynman himself has a minor role. Once again, if you enjoy these movies, consider supporting the makers by buying the DVD’s/Blu-ray’s.

Infinity (IMDB|YouTube|Amazon)
Anti-Clock (IMBD|Amazon)

Audio

In this section we take a look at some audio books about and by Richard Feynman. Obviously, there are so many audio books that I can’t list them all so I’ll just add the ones that I thought might be worthy of your attention. For more audio books check out the audio book section on Amazon.

Surely You Are Joking Mr Feynman
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard Feynman 
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
The Meaning of it All  
Six Not-So-Easy Pieces 
The Character of a Physical Law
The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 1, Quantum Mechanics 

P.S. if I missed something important feel free to leave a comment.

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