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

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Basic Books, Mar 22, 2011 - Science - 176 pages
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The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.
 

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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

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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