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The Feynman lectures on physics

Author: Richard P Feynman; Robert B Leighton; Matthew L Sands
Publisher: Redwood City, Calif. : Addison-Wesley, ©1989.
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T[hese] books [are] based upon a course of lectures in introductory physics given by Prof. R.P. Feynman at the California Institute of Technology during the academic year 1961-1962; it covers the first year of the two year introductory course taken by all Caltech freshmen and sophormores, and was followed in 1962-63 by a similar series covering the second year.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Feynman, Richard Phillips.
Feynman lectures on physics.
Redwood City, Calif. : Addison-Wesley, ©1989
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Feynman; Robert B Leighton; Matthew L Sands
ISBN: 9780201510034 0201510030 0201510049 9780201510041 0201510057 9780201510058 0201500647 9780201500646 0201021153 9780201021158
OCLC Number: 19455482
Notes: Originally published: 1963-1965.
"Commemorative issue."
Includes indexes.
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Mainly mechanics, radiation, and heat. Atoms in motion ; Basic physics ; The relation of physics to other sciences ; Conservation of energy ; Time and distance ; Probability ; The theory of gravitation ; Motion ; Newton's laws of dynamics ; Conservation of momentum ; Vectors ; Characteristics of force ; Work and paternal energy (A) ; The special theory of relativity ; Relativistic energy and momentum ; Space-time ; Rotation in two dimensions ; Center of mass; moment of inertia ; Rotation in space ; The harmonic oscillator ; Algebra ; Resonance ; Transients ; Linear systems and review ; Optics : the principle of least time ; Geometrical optics ; Electromagnetic radiation ; Interference ; Diffraction ; The origin of the refractive index ; Radiation damping. Light scattering ; Polarization ; Relativistic effects of radiation ; Color vision ; Mechanisms of seeing ; Quantum behavior ; The relation of wave and particle viewpoints ; The kinetic theory of gases ; The principles of statistical mechanics ; The Brownian movement ; Applications of kinetic theory ; Diffusion ; The laws of thermodynamics ; Illustrations of thermodynamics ; Ratchet and pawl ; Sound. The wave equation ; Beats ; Modes ; Harmonics ; Waves ; Symmetry in physical laws. v. 2. Mainly electromagnetism and matter. Electromagnetism ; Differential calculus of vector fields ; Vector integral calculus ; Electrostatics ; Application of Gauss' law ; The electric field in various circumstances ; Electrostatic energy ; Electricity in the atmosphere ; Dielectrics ; Inside dielectrics ; Electrostatic analogs ; Magnetostatics ; The magnetic field in various situations ; The vector potential ; Induced currents ; The laws of induction ; The Maxwell equations ; The principle of least action ; Solutions of Maxwell's equations in free space ; Solutions of Maxwell's equations with currents and charges ; AC circuits ; Cavity resonators ; Waveguides ; Electrodynamics in relativistic notation ; Lorentz transformations of the fields ; Field energy and field momentum ; Electromagnetic mass ; The motion of charges in electric and magnetic fields ; The internal geometry of crystals ; Tensors ; Refractive index of dense materials ; Reflection from surfaces ; THe magnetism of matter ; Paramagnetism and magnetic resonance ; Ferromagnetism ; Magnetic materials ; Elasticity ; Elastic materials ; The flow of dry water ; The flow of wet water ; Curved space. v. 3. Quantum mechanics. Quantum behavior ; The relation of wave and particle viewpoints ; Probability amplitudes ; Identical particles ; Spin one ; Spin one-half ; The dependence of amplitudes on time ; The Hamiltonian matrix ; The ammonia maser ; Other two-state systems ; More two-state systems ; The hyperfine splitting in hydrogen ; Propagation in a crystal lattice ; Semiconductors ; The independent particle approximation ; The dependence of amplitudes on position ; Symmetry and conservation laws ; Angular momentum ; The hydrogen atom and the periodic table ; Operators ; The Schrödinger equation in a classical context : a seminar on superconductivity ; Feynman's epilogue ; Appendix.
Responsibility: Feynman, Leighton, Sands.


An edited version of Richard Feynman's lectures, taped and transcribed specifically for the books, this three-volume work was originally designed for a two-year introductory physics course given at  Read more...


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