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    Six Not-so-easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry and Space-time (Paperback) By (author) Richard P. Feynman, Introduction by Roger Penrose


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    DescriptionThese "Six Not-So-Easy Pieces" are drawn from Feynman's celebrated introductory course of lectures on physics. They delve into the most revolutionary discovery of twentieth-century physics: Einstein's theory of relativity. 'In these lectures everything you've ever heard about Feynman's wit and genius comes true' - John Horgan.

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    Six Not-so-easy Pieces
    Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry and Space-time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard P. Feynman, Introduction by Roger Penrose
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 144 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140276671
    ISBN 10: 014027667X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24000
    DC21: 530.11
    BISAC V2.8: SCI061000
    BIC subject category V2: PHR
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, PHR
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    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    14 September 2001
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    Author Information
    Richard P. Feynman (1918-88) was one of this century's most brilliant and original thinkers. He taught at Cornell and the California Institute of Technology and received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in quantum electrodynamics. Books by Feynman in Penguin include THE CHARACTER OF PHYSICAL LAW (1965), QED (1985), the bestselling THE MEANING OF IT ALL(1998) and SIX EASY PIECES (1998).
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Vectors: symmetry in physics; translations; rotations; vectors; vector algebra; Newton's laws in vector notation; scalar product of vectors. Part 2 Symmetry in physical laws: symmetry operations; symmetry in space and time; symmetry and conservation laws; mirror reflections; polar and axial vectors; which hand is right?; parity is not conserved!; antimatter; broken symmetries. Part 3 The special theory of relativity: the principle of relativity; the Lorentz transformation; the Michelson-Morley experiment; transformation of time; the Lorentz contraction; simultaneity; four-vectors; relativistic dynamics; equivalence of mass and energy. Part 4 Relativistic energy and momentum: relativity and the philosophers; the twin paradox; transformation of velocities; relativistic mass; relativistic energy. Part 5 Space-time: the geometry of space-time; space-time intervals; past, present and future; more about four-vectors; four-vector algebra. Part 6 Curved space: curved spaces with two dimensions; curvature in three-dimensional space; our space is curved; geometry in space-time; gravity and the principle of equivalence; the speed of clocks in a gravitational field; the curvature of space-time; motion in curved space-time; Einstein's theory of gravitation.