The Feynman Lectures on Physics

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

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The legendary introduction to physics from the subject's greatest teacher
"The whole thing was basically an experiment," Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning a book that has remained a definitive introduction to physics for decades. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Now, we arereintroducing the printed books to the trade, fully corrected, for the first time ever, and in collaboration with Caltech. Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2010.
Edition: New millennium ed.
ISBN: 9780465023820
0465023827
9780465024179
0465024173
9780465024162
0465024165
9780465024148
0465024149
Branch Call Number: 530/FEYNMAN
Characteristics: 3 v. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Alternative Title: Lectures on physics

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mckeett
Apr 24, 2017

As well as being a Nobel prize winning physicist for his contributions to QED, Feynman was probably the most renowned teacher of physics. His three volumes "Feynman Lectures on Physics" which were actually lectures given to undergrads at Berkeley in the mid-60s have been reissued and purchased by generations of physics students ever since they were first published in 1964, and rightly so. He is a wonderful teacher who provides understandable explanations and novel examples of the material he is teaching. Many snippets of his lectures can be seen on youtube. Although the Ottawa library notes the complete set of three volumes and the photo is of volume 3, they actually only seem to have volume 2. I don't know what happened to the other two volumes, but they could easily replace them and should. There is also a missing lecture on the orbits of planets that the library should get. The Feynman lectures are a must-have for any serious library.

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