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

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

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by Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands
 

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It was Richard 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 Easy Pieces, taken from these famous

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It was Richard 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 Easy Pieces, taken from these famous Lectures on Physics, represent the most accessible 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. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion with a minimum of jargon. 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 physicists of modern times.

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Library Journal
Nobelist Feynman was a beloved character who brought physics to the public through TV and books. These two little volumes, selections from his seminal Lectures on Physics, explain the core theories of classical physics. (LJ 12/94)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465025275
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
110,415
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


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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Six Easy Pieces 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
ManuelGarcia More than 1 year ago
I have been away from Physics for awhile and this was a very enjoyable refresher. Dr Feynman is a very good lecturer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I brought this book along on vacation as a lark and was glad that I did. I found it very engaging. The concepts the Feynman put forth were clear (mind you I had to read over sections a few times to get it sometimes but it was undertandable). This book was far from dry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished the first chapter, loved it!
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Figs. cannot be resized, nook is useless for tech books 4 stars for Easy Pieces. But buy hard copy. 1 star for nook!
terimshi More than 1 year ago
Feynman is a good writer and explains the principles of physics clearly, but unfortunately his illustrative figures and equations are much too small to be seen, much too small for e-ink to reproduce. This is a fault in the editors of these issues; in the paperback versions they are easy to read. The figures are essential to understanding his explanations.