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The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol 2

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This revised edition of Feynman's legendary lectures includes extensive corrections Feynman and his colleagues received and Caltech approved, making this the definitive edition of "The Feynman Lectures on Physics." For all readers interested in physics.
Hardcover, definitive 2nd, 512 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Pearson Education (first published 1963)
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Ibrahim
Aug 14, 2015 Ibrahim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Free - available to read online: http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/
Check also: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/... for more free material on Physics.
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Chapter 1
1- "If you were standing at arm’s length from someone and each of you had one percent more electrons than protons, the repelling force would be incredible. How great? Enough to lift the Empire State Building? No! To lift Mount Everest? No! The repulsion would be enough to lift a 'wei
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John Orman
Aug 25, 2013 John Orman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Shees Chaudhary
May 21, 2016 Shees Chaudhary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If someone asks me to recommend some literature relating to science which is at the same time interesting and hardcore, I will recommend these Feynman lectures and QED (Quantum Electro-Dynamics) right off.
This a great reading and highly recommended if you want yourself to get interested in Quantum physics at a whole new level.
Here are video lectures by none other than "Mr Richard Feynman" himself.
http://vega.org.uk/video/subseries/8
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
Tom
Jan 24, 2008 Tom rated it really liked it
This is an excellent set of physics lectures. Feynman was very talented at right to heart of the matter and making everything seem obvious.
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Still to start on this one.
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Read & Reread & read again..
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Richard Phillips Feynman was an American physicist known for the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as work in particle physics (he proposed the parton model). For his contributions to the development of quantum electrodynamics, Feynman was a joint recipient of the Nobel Pr ...more
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“The attempts to try to represent the electric field as the motion of some kind of gear wheels, or in terms of lines, or of stresses in some kind of material have used up more effort of physicists than it would have taken simply to get the right answers about electrodynamics. It is interesting that the correct equations for the behavior of light were worked out by MacCullagh in 1839. But people said to him: 'Yes, but there is no real material whose mechanical properties could possibly satisfy those equations, and since light is an oscillation that must vibrate in something, we cannot believe this abstract equation business'.” 2 likes
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