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The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol 3
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, 384 pages
Published
September 1st 2005
by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
(first published January 1st 1966)
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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
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I gave up this reading as this is what I did for the first volume of the series, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show....
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Expensive, but wonderful explanations of Physics for the non-technical.
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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
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