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Lectures on Physics By Richard P. Feynman

Lectures on Physics by Richard P. Feynman

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Designed for non-scientists, Six Easy Pieces is an unparalleled introduction to the world of physics by one of the greatest teachers of all time.

Lectures on Physics Summary

Lectures on Physics: Six Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post-World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos during World War II to his work in quantum electrodynamics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965, Feynman was celebrated for his brilliant and irreverent approach to physics. 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, at the California Institute of Technology, delivered a series of lectures that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. "Six Easy Pieces," taken from these famous Lectures on Physics, represents the most accessible material from this series. In these six chapters, Feynman introduces the general reader to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, the relationship of physics to other topics, energy, gravitation, and quantum force. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion without equations or technical jargon. Readers will remember how - using ice water and rubber - Feynman demonstrated with stunning simplicity to a nationally televised audience the physics of the 1986 Challenger disaster. It is precisely this ability - the clear and direct illustration of complex theories - that made Richard Feynman one of the most distinguished educators in the world. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, "Six Easy Pieces" is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible scientists of our time.

About Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman was raised in Far Rockaway, New York, and received his Ph.D. from Princeton. He held professorships at both Cornell and the California Institute of Technology. In 1965 he received the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics. He died in 1988.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Paul Davies; Atoms In Motion; Introduction; Matter Is Made From Atoms; Atomic Processes; Chemical Reactions; Basic Physics; Introduction; Physics Before; Quantum Physics; Nuclei and Particles; The Relation Of Physics To Other Sciences; Introduction; Chemistry; Biology; Astronomy; Geology; Psychology; How Did It Get That Way?; Conservation Of Energy; What Is Energy?; Gravitational Potential Energy; Kinetic Energy; Other Forms of Energy; The Theory Of Gravitation; Planetary Motions; Keplers Laws; Development of Dynamics; Newtons Law of Gravitation; Universal Gravitation; Cavendishs Experiment; What Is Gravity?; Gravity and Relativity; Quantum Behavior; Atomic Mechanics; An Experiment with Bullets; An Experiment with Waves; An Experiment with Electrons; The Interface of Electron Waves; Watching the Electrons; First Principles of Quantum Mechanics; The Uncertainty Principle.

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CIN000119236
9780201408256
0201408252
Lectures on Physics: Six Easy Pieces by Richard P. Feynman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
1996-03-21
176
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