Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

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Basic Books, 2011 - SCIENCE - 177 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 ..."--Page 4 of cover.

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User Review  - Renzomalo - LibraryThing

Reading “Six Easy Pieces” was like sneaking into professor Feynman’s lectures, listening to the master explain his domain and knowing – this is very important – that you will never be tested on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ScoutJ - LibraryThing

Not so easy, but fascinating, nonetheless. The first few chapters, very easy and very basic: atoms, basic physics and how physics relates to the other sciences. Once Dr. Feynman gets into Quantum ... Read full review


1 Atom in Motion
2 Basic Physics
3 The Relation of Physics to Other Sciences
4 Conservation of Energy
5 The Theory of Gravitation
6 Quantum Behavior

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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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