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Six Easy Pieces : Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher - (rev edition

Six Easy Pieces : Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher (ISBN10: 0465023924; ISBN13: 9780465023929)
ISBN13: 978-0465023929
ISBN10: 0465023924

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, ...show moreand 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
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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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