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Six easy pieces : essentials of physics explained by its most brilliant teacher

Author: Richard P Feynman; Robert B Leighton; Matthew L Sands
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The six easiest chapters from Feynman's celebrated lectures on physics, which the Nobel Prize-winning scientist delivered from 1961 to 1963 at the California Institute of Technology, have been reprinted in this volume.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Feynman; Robert B Leighton; Matthew L Sands
ISBN: 0465023924 9780465023929
OCLC Number: 134986595
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxix, 144 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Publisher's note --
Introduction by Paul Davies --
Special preface --
Feynman's preface --
Atoms in motion --
Introduction --
Matter is made of atoms --
Atomic processes --
Chemical reactions --
Basic physics --
Introduction --
Physics before 1920 --
Quantum physics --
Nuclei and particles --
Relation of physics to other sciences --
Introduction --
Chemistry --
Biology --
Astronomy --
Geology --
Psychology --
How did it get that way? --
Conservation of energy --
What is energy? --
Gravitational potential energy --
Kinetic energy --
Other forms of energy --
Theory of gravitation --
Planetary motions --
Kepler's laws --
Development of dynamics --
Newton's law of gravitation --
Universal gravitation --
Cavendish's experiment --
What is gravity? --
Gravity and relativity --
Quantum behavior --
Atomic mechanics --
Experiment with bullets --
Experiment with waves --
Experiment with electrons --
Interface of electron waves --
Watching the electrons --
First principles of quantum mechanics --
Uncertainty principle --
Index.
Other Titles: 6 easy pieces:
Responsibility: Richard P. Feynman ; originally prepared for publication by Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands ; introduction by Paul Davies.

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Six Easy Pieces is a publishing first containing the six easiest chapters from Richard P. Feynmans landmark work,Lectures on Physics.  Read more...

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