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Feynman Lectures On Computation (Penguin Press Science) Paperback – 26 Aug 1999

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New edition edition (26 Aug. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140284516
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140284515
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,582,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First published in 1996, this collection of essays on computation, presented at Caltech from 1983-86, give the Feynman treatment to subjects such as computability, Turing machines and information theory. Taken as a whole, they explore the potential and fundamental limitations of digital computers.

About the Author

Richard P. Feynman was one of this century's most brilliant and original thinkers. He taught at Cornell and the California Institute of Technology and received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on quantum electrodynamics.

Books by Feynman in Penguin include THE CHARACTER OF PHYSICAL LAW (1965), QED (1985), SIX EASY PIECES, SIX NOT-SO-EASY PIECES, and the bestselling THE MEANING OF IT ALL, all published in 1998.

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