Michael Gottlieb

Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Editor of The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Definitive and Millennium editions

Coauthor, with Feynman and Leighton, of "Feynman's Tips on Physics, a problem-solving supplement to The Feynman Lectures on Physics"

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Michael Gottlieb
Posted over 2 years ago
Need explanation for Feynman's statement
The first sentence seems to me a more or less correct rephrasing (though not as detailed as the equivalent part of Feynman's statement). However, what follows, about the arrow of time and entropy increasing, has, so far as I can tell, nothing directly to do with what Feynman is saying in the quotation for which you seek clarification.
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Michael Gottlieb
Posted over 2 years ago
Need explanation for Feynman's statement
Feynman discusses the idea of order in the universe arising from a fluctuation (in an otherwise unordered universe) in his famous "Ratchet and Pawl" lecture, which can be found in "The Feynman Lectures on Physics," Volume I, chapter 46. I would recommend reading the entire chapter, for context, but pay particular attention to Section 46-5, "Order and entropy." Mike Gottlieb Editor, The Feynman Lectures on Physics