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The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol 3

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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, 384 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Addison Wesley Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1966)
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Huyen
Apr 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
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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
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Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Ravi
Jun 05, 2011 is currently reading it
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
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Peter Frazier
May 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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
Karl
May 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ron Banister
Dec 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Read & Reread & read again..
James Lyon
Mar 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Quirky approach to physics. Excellent as a supplement; I wouldn't recommend this as your first approach to physics.
John Orman
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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!
Emanuele Natale
I gave up this reading as this is what I did for the first volume of the series, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show....
Paula
Jun 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I found interesting
Tom
Jan 24, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent set of physics lectures. Feynman was very talented at right to heart of the matter and making everything seem obvious.
Toby Decker
Expensive, but wonderful explanations of Physics for the non-technical.
Alex
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very informative and very fun to read. I never imagined Feynman had such a powerful accent.
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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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