Summary: This book reprints the six easiest chapters from Feynman's celebrated Lectures on Physics (LJ 12/15/63), which the Nobel Prize-winning scientist delivered from 1961 to 1963 at the California Institute of Technology. Intended for as wide an audience as possible, these chapters are primarily qualitative in nature, with a minimum of formal mathematics. They discuss atoms, basic physics, the relation of physics to other sciences, the conservation of energy, gravitation,
and quantum behavior. While this informative work provides a relevant historical perspective on the essentials of physics, the result is somewhat superficial. Nonetheless, because Lectures on Physics is out of print and because the information is still relevant, reprinting these specific chapters was probably a realistic move. The material will be readily understood by scholars, physics students, and informed lay readers.
Summary: This book reprints the six easiest chapters from Feynman's celebrated Lectures on Physics (LJ 12/15/63), which the Nobel Prize-winning scientist delivered from 1961 to 1963 at the California Institute of Technology. Intended for as wide an audience as possible, these chapters are primarily qualitative in nature, with a minimum of formal mathematics. They discuss atoms, basic physics, the relation of physics to other sciences, the conservation of energy, gravitation, and quantum behavior. While this informative work provides a relevant historical perspective on the essentials of physics, the result is somewhat superficial. Nonetheless, because Lectures on Physics is out of print and because the information is still relevant, reprinting these specific chapters was probably a realistic move. The material will be readily understood by scholars, physics students, and informed lay readers. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:(REV)05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Basic Books, Inc. Published: 04/06/2005 International: No
New York, NY 2005 Trade paperback Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 176 p. Contains: Illustrations.
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New York 2005 Softcover Reprint Edition Softcover. Brand new book. PHYSICS. Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher is a publishing first. This set couples a b...show moreook containing the six easiest chapters from Richard P. Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics&emdash; specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader&emdash; with the actual recordings of the late, great physicist delivering the lectures on which the chapters are based. Nobel Laureate Feynman gave these lectures just once, to a group of Caltech undergraduates in 1961 and 1962, and these newly released recordings allow you to experience one of the Twentieth Century's greatest minds&emdash; as if you were right there in the classroom. (Key Words: Science, Richard P. Feynman, Paul Davies, Atoms, Gravitation, Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Waves, Molecules, Particles, CDs, Nobel Prize Winners). ...show less
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New York 1995 Soft cover Very Good Book. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. Very Good soft cover edition. Includes Six CD's in protective hard case. CD#1: Atoms in Motion, Sept. 26, 1961; CD#2: Basic Physics, S...show moreept. 29, 1961; CD#3: The Relation of Physics to the Other Sciences, Oct. 3, 1961; CD#4: Conservation of Energy, Oct.6, 1961; CD#5: The Theory of Gravitation, Oct. 17, 1961; CD#6: Quantum Behavior, Apr. 3, 1962. Audio CDs look new/never played. Clean, both book and CD package and CD's. ...show less
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0465023924 YOUR PURCHASE BENEFITS THOSE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES TO LIVE A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE. Has highlighting, book has some wear
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New York, NY 2005 Trade paperback Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Trade paperback (US). Glued...show more binding. 176 p. Contains: Illustrations. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** ...show less
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