Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, 2011 - SCIENCE - 176 pages
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"It was Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. 'Six Not-So-Easy Pieces', taken from these famous 'Lectures on Physics' represent some the most stimulating material from the series. In these classic lessons, Feynman introduces the general reader to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, energy, gravitation, quantum mechanics, and the relationship of physics to other topics..."--P. [4] of cover.
  

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Review: Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics By Its Most Brilliant Teacher

User Review  - Broodingferret - Goodreads

This was a fun read, not so much for the insights it provides regarding physics, but for the insights it provides regarding Faynman's personality. His love of problem solving and the sheer joy he felt ... Read full review

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User Review  - Garrett Mccutcheon - Goodreads

This is a great physics primer for the lay reader. Feynman's verve shines through here, and his explanations of physics, its problems, and how it relates to the world are lucid. While physics has ... Read full review

Contents

1 Atom in Motion
1
2 Basic Physics
23
3 The Relation of Physics to Other Sciences
47
4 Conservation of Energy
69
5 The Theory of Gravitation
89
6 Quantum Behavior
115
Index
139
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Richard P. Feynman was Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize for his work on the development of quantum field theory. He was also one of the most famous and beloved figures of the twentieth century, both in physics and as a public intellectual.

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