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This book reprints the six easiest chapters from Feynman's celebrated Lectures on Physics (LJ 12/15/63), which the Nobel Prize-winning scientist delivered from 1961 to 1963 at the California Institute of Technology. Intended for as wide an audience as possible, these chapters are primarily qualitative in nature, with a minimum of formal mathematics. They discuss atoms, basic physics, the relation of physics to other sciences, the conservation of energy, gravitation, and quantum behavior. While this informative work provides a relevant historical perspective on the essentials of physics, the result is somewhat superficial. Nonetheless, because Lectures on Physics is out of print and because the information is still relevant, reprinting these specific chapters was probably a realistic move. The material will be readily understood by scholars, physics students, and informed lay readers. Recommended for academic and public libraries. (Audio tape and CD packages are also available.)-Donald G. Frank, Harvard Univ. Lib., Cambridge, Mass.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wanted to learn some physics, heard about Feynman, bought the book and managed to learn a few things... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Miljan Matovic
Sure I read it. It was pretty good. He threw some light in some of the dark areas. Not bad.Published 2 months ago by Allen DeGrange
I had checked this out of the library because I had heard about it from "somewhere". I enjoyed it but knew it wasn't something I would just casuallly read then put aside. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Jones
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Excellent, excellent, excellent. Dr. Feynman had a gift, and it clearly showed at the Investigation of the Challenger Explosion.Published 4 months ago by Shane B. Russell-Jenkins