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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (1985) is an adaptation for the general reader of four lectures on quantum electrodynamics (QED) by Richard Feynman (1918-1988). [...] The book was first published in 1985 by the Princeton University Press.

In an acknowledgement Feynman wrote:

This book purports to be a record of the lectures on quantum electrodynamics I gave at UCLA, transcribed and edited by my good friend Ralph Leighton. Actually, the manuscript has undergone considerable modification. Mr. Leighton's experience in teaching and in writing was of considerable value in this attempt at presenting this central part of physics to a wider audience.
Feynman's lectures were originally given as the Sir Douglas Robb lectures at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1979. Videotapes of these lectures were made publicly available on a not-for-profit basis in 1996 and more recently have been placed online by the Vega Science Trust. [1]

The book is based on Feynman's delivery of the first Alix G. Mautner Memorial Lecture series for the general public at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1983. The differences between the book and the original Auckland lectures were discussed in June 1996 in the American Journal of Physics. [2]

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

[1] University of Auckland (New Zealand) The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures
Part 1: Photons - Corpuscles of Light
Part 2: Fits of Reflection and Transmission - Quantum Behaviour
Part 3: Electrons and their Interactions
Part 4: New Queries

[2] http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapt/journal/ajp/64/6/10.1119/1.18234;jsessionid=RTJ7C2mZ36X4vk-U0QQOkw_Q.x-aip-live-03

QED: Richard Feynman | The Sir Douglas Robb Lectures, University of Auckland, 1979
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8590A6E18255B3F4 (list)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQ2atfqk2c (part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMSgE62S6oo (part 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcpwnozMh2U (part 3)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UigjOJm6F9o (part 4)


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