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Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics…

Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant… (original 1994; edition 2011)

by Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands

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Title:Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
Authors:Richard P. Feynman
Other authors:Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands
Info:Basic Books (2011), Edition: Fourth Edition, Paperback, 176 pages
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Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher by Richard P. Feynman (1994)


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  Eva_Filoramo | May 3, 2018 |
I have this on my iTouch and listening to it when I go running. Good review of physics 101.
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  dannyp777 | Aug 8, 2017 |
Richard Feynman is a charismatic writer who tackles difficult concepts in physics and simplify them for the nonscience reader. It reminds me of a basic physics primer and a great review for science lovers. ( )
  kendrabonnett | Jul 24, 2017 |
I guess my tastes have changed - these just didn't enthrall like they would have a few decades back. I did like one quote from the Special Preface:"

"First figure out why you want the students to learn the subject and what you want them to know, and the method will result more or less by common sense.""
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
Reading “Six Easy Pieces” was like sneaking into professor Feynman’s lectures, listening to the master explain his domain and knowing – this is very important – that you will never be tested on the material. It was a pleasure spending time in his brain and wishing it was mine.
It seemed obvious to me that Dr. Feynman was gifted man, the winner of life’s intellectual lottery. It was also obvious to me that no amount of intellectual “elbow grease” on my part was going to level the playing field for, so I was happy to have cheap seats on the 50 yard line while the master warmed up.
A good read for anyone interested in Physics or, for that matter, the shear joy of learning. Three and a half stars from this intellectual dullard. Now on to QED. ( )
  Renzomalo | Jan 16, 2014 |
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Richard P. Feynmanprimary authorall editionscalculated
Hutchings, EdwardEditorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leighton, Robert B.Authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bridge, AndyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davies, PaulIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goodstein, David L.Prefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hibbs, Albert R.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Neugebauer, GerryPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Servidei, LauraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Le lezioni di fisica di Feynman sono ormai leggendarie per la loro perspicuità ed efficacia. Quelle che qui presentiamo sono le prime (saranno seguite da Sei pezzi meno facili) e partono da zero. Nel primo «pezzo», dopo una breve introduzione ai metodi e al significato della ricerca – tre paginette che valgono intere biblioteche di testi epistemologici –, si dice di che cos’è fatta la materia che cade sotto i nostri sensi: atomi in moto. Nel secondo si spiega che non tutto è così limpido come sembra, e che nella materia c’è anche dell’altro: il mondo quantistico e i suoi paradossi. Senza addentrarsi in una ricostruzione storica, Feynman riesce tuttavia a darci il senso dell’evolversi della fisica nel secolo appena trascorso, mettendone in luce i legami con le altre scienze. Gli ultimi tre saggi selezionano altrettanti capisaldi (energia, gravitazione, la realtà quantistica), presentati a livelli di complessità crescente: a ogni lettura cade una buccia della magica cipolla e si apre un nuovo, affascinante scenario. Chi prevedesse di naufragare su un’isola deserta, e volesse esser certo di avere con sé l’essenziale di quel che sappiamo sul mondo fisico, potrà mettere nello zaino i Sei pezzi facili.
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Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher is a publishing first. This set couples a book containing the six easiest chapters from Richard P. Feynman’s landmark work, Lectures on Physics—specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader—with the actual recordings of the late, great physicist delivering the lectures on which the chapters are based. Nobel Laureate Feynman gave these lectures just once, to a group of Caltech undergraduates in 1961 and 1962, and these newly released recordings allow you to experience one of the Twentieth Century’s greatest minds—as if you were right there in the classroom.

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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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