Six Easy Pieces

Six Easy Pieces

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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)

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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 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 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!
ReubenTD on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Great book. Feynman is as enigmatic as usual and his descriptions are vivid and inspiring. He begins discussing atoms and shows us how we can understand the world around us using the simple concept of 'jiggling' atoms. I found this to be a profound and exiting way of understanding how things truly work, for example, why does tea cool down when we blow on it? Well, we cause some of the atoms (well molecules in reality) of the tea to get so excited and jiggly that they break away from the liquid and fly off into the air. The more jiggly they are to start with, the more likely they are to break off, thus the tea gets less jiggly and jigglyness is equivalent to heat. Hence the tea gets cooler. The sections on conversational energy, Gravitation and Quantum mechanics are a little basic but interesting nonetheless (after all these are the easy pieces)!
5hrdrive on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A very enjoyable, but very condense look at the essentials of physics as taught by a brilliant and engaging professor. I just wish there was a little more depth.
frank_oconnor on LibraryThing 8 months ago
It's annoying how they market the man rather than his writings. They're intelligent and incisive, but quite dated. A good primer for those with some working knowledge of physics.
MikeFarquhar on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I bought a CD collection of Richard Feynman's CalTech lectures on introductory undergraduate physics a couple of weeks back, and have been wending my way through them. At the same time I've been rereading Six Easy Pieces, the first of Feynman's classic books based on the same material. Feynman, though a reluctant lecturer, was a brilliant one, and these essays serve as well now as they did a generation ago to introduce to the casual reader some of the most exciting concepts in physics. If you have any interest in learning more about physics, and want somewhere to start, you can do a lot lot worse than to start with Feynman.
psiloiordinary on LibraryThing 11 months ago
138 pages of basic physics as entertainment? Yes.Written as introductory lectures to the subject for first year University students and then heavily edited for book form.Feynman personality and idiosyncratic personality shines through. Some maths but not too much for even complete novices to physics.Quick, clear, simple, elegant.
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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.