Richard Feynman on rubber bands, mirrors, and other adventures
This short video (via GeekPress) is a great example of the late Richard Feynman‘s extraordinary eloquence in explaining scientific phenomena. Whether it was a basic or advanced physics topic, he could turn it into a marvelously vivid adventure:
Can’t resist posting another one:
And here is the first of a set of videos in which he discusses “The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out”:
More Feynman videos are available at
- BBC – Archive – Richard Feynman: Fun to Imagine – Using physics to explain how the world works.
- YouTube – search on “Feynman Lectures”
He taught an introductory physics course at Caltech in the early 1960s and out of that effort came a famous set of lectures in which he illuminated aspects of fundamental physics far beyond standard introductory textbooks. The lectures are now available on line: The Feynman Lectures on Physics