Lectures On Computation

Feynman’s philosophy of learning and discovery comes through strongly in these lectures. He constantly points out the benefits of play around with concepts and working out solutions to problems on your own before looking at the back for the answers. As Feynman says in the lectures: “If you keep proving stuff that others have done, getting confidence, increasing the complexities of your solutions — for fun of it — then one day you’ll turn around and discovered that nobody actually did that one! And that’s the way, to become a computer scientist.” Imagine that you are explaining your ideas to your former smart but ignorant, self, at the beginning of your studies!

— Feynman[ Lectures on ]Computation

— 30[.]06[.]2003



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