The Feynman Lectures on Physics by Richard P. Feynman

Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988) was widely recognized as the most creative physicist of the post–World War II period. His career was extraordinarily expansive. From his contributions to the development of the atomic bomb a Los Alamos during World War II to his work in quantum electrodynamics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1965, Feynman was celebrated for his brilliant and irreverent approach to physics.It was Feynman’s outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961–1963, Feynman, at the California Institute of Technology, delivered a series of lectures that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. Six Easy Pieces taken from the famous Lectures on Physics represents the most accessible material from this series. In these six chapters, Feynman introduces the general reader to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, the relationship of physics to other topics, energy, gravitation, and quantum force. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion without equations or technical jargon. Readers will remember how—using ice water and rubber—Feynman demonstrated with stunning simplicity to a nationally televised audience the physics of the 1986 Challenger disaster. It is precisely this ability—the clear and direct illustration of complex theories—that made Richard Feynman one of the most distinguished educators in the world. 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 scientists of our time.

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  1. - 34th on The 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the Century (National Review)
  2. - 88th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. III: The New Millennium Edition: Quantum Mechanics (Feynman Lectures on Physics (Paperback)) (Volume 3) Paperback 511182 $24.79 $19.95 2011
Feynman's Tips on Physics: Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice - A Problem-Solving Supplement to the Feynman Lectures on Physics Paperback 370266 $5.99 $3.88 2013
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Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics Paperback 76257 $18.16 $13.88 2014
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 15, Feynman on Electricity and Magnetism, Part 2 Audible Audiobook 93654 $14.95 2005
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Mainly Electromagnetism and Matter ,Volume 2 Paperback 376358 $46.44 $10.47 1977
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 3, From Crystal Structure to Magnetism Audible Audiobook 48123 $14.95 2005
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