Six Easy Pieces

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 142 x 209 x 13mm | 173g
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • illustrations
  • 0465025277
  • 9780465025275
  • 1,474

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"One of the greatest minds of the twentieth century"-New York Review of Books
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If one book was all that could be passed on to the next generation of scientists it would undoubtedly have to be Six Easy Pieces.--John Gribbin, New Scientist
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About Matthew Sands

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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