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Six Easy Pieces
     

Six Easy Pieces

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

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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 a Los Alamos during World War II to his work in quantum electrodynamics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965, Feynman was

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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 a 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 1961–1963, 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 the 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201409550
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/25/1994
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Six Easy Pieces 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 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.
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.