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The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol 3

4.59 of 5 stars 4.59  ·  rating details  ·  460 ratings  ·  13 reviews
For more than thirty years, Richard P. Feynmanâs three-volume Lectures on Physics has been known worldwide as the classic resource for students and professionals alike. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as Einsteinâs general relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Feynmanâs lectures stand as a monumen
Published 1966 by Addison Wesley Longman
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jesus christ, why did I give this book 4 stars last year? i guess i didn't understand it very well back then, but every time i reread it i seem to be more amazed by Feynman and his intuition. I recently realized that I've wasted 3 years getting a physics degree instead of picking up these books. that is a rather depressing thought :)
few quantum mechanics books don't start with the Schrodinger equation. and I always wonder where the hell this equation comes from. feynman follows a different path
Manmohan Dash
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Thomas A Wiebe
Feyman's lectures on physics are the first place I go to when reviewing fundamental physics; they are typically clear and accessible. The mathematics are at the level of basic calculus for the most part, which is also welcome; even one long rusty on the specifics of calculus can still remember the basics and particularly appreciate the expressive power of Newton's employment of Occam's Razor in the form of mathematical tools used to describe the change inherent in dynamical physical models. This ...more
Peter Frazier
Feynman makes difficult concepts easy, and pushes you toward a deeper understanding of concepts you thought were trivial. Overall this is good, but it can be frustrating. For example, "I thought I understood refraction, but after reading Feynman's book I realize that I don't have a goddamn clue." These are the kinds of sentences you may find yourself uttering if you pick up these lectures. Still, the Puritan in me admonishes both of us that without pain, there can be no gain. Overall these are r ...more
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This is the first book in the series I purchased, my thinking I studied Physics I don't need the baby stuff.... Famous last words. As I read I realised I needed to get back to my maths, and the baby stuff too.

My main interest buying this book was quantum physics, and trying to understand time. Stephen Hawking and Lee Smolin had stirred interest, but I needed more. Feynman's diagrams were a quandary, especially since I'm stuck in 3 physical dimensions and time. so what better place to get more i
Great introduction to quantum mechanics, assuming you already know a bunch of applied math/mathematical physics. Feynman is engaging and tries really hard to reach the first-time student of the subject, but the presentation and language are a bit dated now.
John Orman
Used these classic texts as a freshman physics major at New Mexico Tech. Very challenging books, but provide insights into the world of physics and the workings of the great mind of Richard Feynman!
This is an excellent set of physics lectures. Feynman was very talented at right to heart of the matter and making everything seem obvious.
James Lyon
Quirky approach to physics. Excellent as a supplement; I wouldn't recommend this as your first approach to physics.
Very informative and very fun to read. I never imagined Feynman had such a powerful accent.
Toby Decker
Expensive, but wonderful explanations of Physics for the non-technical.
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