Friday, November 05, 2010

Feynman on Magnetism

Here's a great clip where Richard Feynman explains how magnets attract or repel on another. He answers it as only Feynman could.


1 comment:

RB said...

Saw a link to this at Michael Tobis' - for some reason he and his commenters thought Feynman was being a "dick" - while actually Feynman was making a great point about the question of "why" and how you could dig deeper and deeper until you explained something in terms of something fundamental or axiomatic and the magnetic force is just a fundamental force of nature that you have to use to explain other things, not itself - the magnetic force just "is".