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May 22, 2016 feynmans lectures on physics the law of gravitation. In the early 1960s, richard feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the feynman lectures on physics. Richard feynman and many other important 20thcentury scientists are included in the oxford book of modern science writing, edited by richard dawkins. However, we want to be clear that this edition is only free to read online, and this posting does not transfer any right to download all or any portion of the feynman lectures on physics for any purpose.
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