Six Easy Pieces

Six Easy Pieces

Essentials of Physics, Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

Book - 1995
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It was Richard Feynman's outrageous and scintillating method of teaching that earned him legendary status among students and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman delivered a series of lectures at the California Institute of Technology that revolutionized the teaching of physics around the world. Six Easy Pieces , taken from these famous Lectures on Physics, represent the most accessible material from the series. In these classic lessons, Feynman introduces the general reader to the following topics: atoms, basic physics, energy, gravitation, quantum mechanics, and the relationship of physics to other topics. With his dazzling and inimitable wit, Feynman presents each discussion with a minimum of jargon. Filled with wonderful examples and clever illustrations, Six Easy Pieces is the ideal introduction to the fundamentals of physics by one of the most admired and accessible physicists of modern times.
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., c1995
ISBN: 9780465025275
Branch Call Number: 530 F438s 1995
Characteristics: xxix, 146 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 6 easy pieces


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May 01, 2018

From his famous lectures at UC Berkeley. Science is not my forte, but the book is so well-written that I was able to comprehend everything up to the final chapter (6) on quantum mechanics.
I don't, however, recall anything from this book that I read 4 months ago. From that I conclude that the book may be more relevant to science students. Use it or lose it.

Mar 18, 2017

Such a great refresher in a simple language. A must read for high school up.

Mar 31, 2015

Very readable... infectious enthusiasm! The later chapters are denser, but can be understood with a few rereadings.


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