Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Robert Benjamin Leighton,Matthew Sands

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN: 9780465060719

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This companion to The Feynman Lectures on Physics provides hands-on practice for students to test their knowledge and abilities through physics problems ranging from Newtonian mechanics through relativity and quantum mechanics. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Feynman's Tips on Physics

Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice

Author: Richard P. Feynman,Michael A. Gottlieb

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465029213

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Feynman's Tips on Physics is a delightful collection of Richard P. Feynman's insights and an essential companion to his legendary Feynman Lectures on Physics With characteristic flair, insight, and humor, Feynman discusses topics physics students often struggle with and offers valuable tips on addressing them. Included here are three lectures on problem-solving and a lecture on inertial guidance omitted from The Feynman Lectures on Physics. An enlightening memoir by Matthew Sands and oral history interviews with Feynman and his Caltech colleagues provide firsthand accounts of the origins of Feynman's landmark lecture series. Also included are incisive and illuminating exercises originally developed to supplement The Feynman Lectures on Physics, by Robert B. Leighton and Rochus E. Vogt. Feynman's Tips on Physics was co-authored by Michael A. Gottlieb and Ralph Leighton to provide students, teachers, and enthusiasts alike an opportunity to learn physics from some of its greatest teachers, the creators of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

Feynman Lectures On Computation

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429980078

Category: Science

Page: 324

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When, in 1984?86, Richard P. Feynman gave his famous course on computation at the California Institute of Technology, he asked Tony Hey to adapt his lecture notes into a book. Although led by Feynman, the course also featured, as occasional guest speakers, some of the most brilliant men in science at that time, including Marvin Minsky, Charles Bennett, and John Hopfield. Although the lectures are now thirteen years old, most of the material is timeless and presents a ?Feynmanesque? overview of many standard and some not-so-standard topics in computer science such as reversible logic gates and quantum computers.

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

The New Millennium Edition: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat

Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465040853

Category: Science

Page: 1200

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“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 publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the 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. 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.

Einstein's Dice and Schršdinger's Cat

How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics

Author: Paul Halpern

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465040659

Category: Science

Page: 288

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When the fuzzy indeterminacy of quantum mechanics overthrew the orderly world of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger were at the forefront of the revolution. Neither man was ever satisfied with the standard interpretation of quantum mechanics, however, and both rebelled against what they considered the most preposterous aspect of quantum mechanics: its randomness. Einstein famously quipped that God does not play dice with the universe, and Schrödinger constructed his famous fable of a cat that was neither alive nor dead not to explain quantum mechanics but to highlight the apparent absurdity of a theory gone wrong. But these two giants did more than just criticize: they fought back, seeking a Theory of Everything that would make the universe seem sensible again. In Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat, physicist Paul Halpern tells the little-known story of how Einstein and Schrödinger searched, first as collaborators and then as competitors, for a theory that transcended quantum weirdness. This story of their quest—which ultimately failed—provides readers with new insights into the history of physics and the lives and work of two scientists whose obsessions drove its progress. Today, much of modern physics remains focused on the search for a Theory of Everything. As Halpern explains, the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson makes the Standard Model—the closest thing we have to a unified theory— nearly complete. And while Einstein and Schrödinger failed in their attempt to explain everything in the cosmos through pure geometry, the development of string theory has, in its own quantum way, brought this idea back into vogue. As in so many things, even when they were wrong, Einstein and Schrödinger couldn’t help but get a great deal right.

Feynman's Lost Lecture

Author: David Goodstein,Judith R. Goodstein

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393078930

Category: Science

Page: 192

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"Glorious."—Wall Street Journal Rescued from obscurity, Feynman's Lost Lecture is a blessing for all Feynman followers. Most know Richard Feynman for the hilarious anecdotes and exploits in his best-selling books "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" and "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" But not always obvious in those stories was his brilliance as a pure scientist—one of the century's greatest physicists. With this book, we hear the voice of the great Feynman in all his ingenuity, insight, and acumen for argument. This breathtaking lecture—"The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun"—uses nothing more advanced than high-school geometry to explain why the planets orbit the sun elliptically rather than in perfect circles, and conclusively demonstrates the astonishing fact that has mystified and intrigued thinkers since Newton: Nature obeys mathematics. David and Judith Goodstein give us a beautifully written short memoir of life with Feynman, provide meticulous commentary on the lecture itself, and relate the exciting story of their effort to chase down one of Feynman's most original and scintillating lectures.

Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals

Author: Richard P. Feynman,Albert R. Hibbs,Daniel F. Styer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486477223

Category: Science

Page: 371

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Looks at quantum mechanics, covering such topics as perturbation method, statistical mechanics, path integrals, and quantum electrodynamics.

Physics in Mind

A Quantum View of the Brain

Author: Werner R. Loewenstein

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465029841

Category: Science

Page: 325

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An eminent biophysicist explains what quantum mechanics can reveal about the human mind, using information theory to illuminate recent advances in the neurosciences while discussing the physics behind the brain's capacity for instantaneously processing large amounts of information.

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces

Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time

Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465025285

Category: Science

Page: 184

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Six lectures, all regarding the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity. No one--not even Einstein himself--explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Feynman.

The Shape of Inner Space

String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions

Author: Shing-Tung Yau,Steve Nadis

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465022669

Category: Science

Page: 400

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String theory says we live in a ten-dimensional universe, but that only four are accessible to our everyday senses. According to theorists, the missing six are curled up in bizarre structures known as Calabi-Yau manifolds. In The Shape of Inner Space, Shing-Tung Yau, the man who mathematically proved that these manifolds exist, argues that not only is geometry fundamental to string theory, it is also fundamental to the very nature of our universe. Time and again, where Yau has gone, physics has followed. Now for the first time, readers will follow Yau’s penetrating thinking on where we’ve been, and where mathematics will take us next. A fascinating exploration of a world we are only just beginning to grasp, The Shape of Inner Space will change the way we consider the universe on both its grandest and smallest scales.

Six Easy Pieces

Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

Author: Richard P. Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Sands

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465025293

Category: Science

Page: 176

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The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.

The Theoretical Minimum

What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics

Author: Leonard Susskind,George Hrabovsky

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465038921

Category: Science

Page: 256

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A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013 If you ever regretted not taking physics in college--or simply want to know how to think like a physicist--this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, lucid, and concise, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track

The Letters of Richard P. Feynman

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0786722428

Category: Science

Page: 512

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A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, a loving husband and father, an enthusiastic teacher, a surprisingly accomplished bongo player, and a genius of the highest caliber---Richard P. Feynman was all these and more. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track--collecting over forty years' worth of Feynman's letters--offers an unprecedented look at the writer and thinker whose scientific mind and lust for life made him a legend in his own time. Containing missives to and from such scientific luminaries as Victor Weisskopf, Stephen Wolfram, James Watson, and Edward Teller, as well as a remarkable selection of letters to and from fans, students, family, and people from around the world eager for Feynman's advice and counsel, Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track not only illuminates the personal relationships that underwrote the key developments in modern science, but also forms the most intimate look at Feynman yet available. Feynman was a man many felt close to but few really knew, and this collection reveals the full wisdom and private passion of a personality that captivated everyone it touched. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track is an eloquent testimony to the virtue of approaching the world with an inquiring eye; it demonstrates the full extent of the Feynman legacy like never before. Edited and with additional commentary by his daughter Michelle, it's a must-read for Feynman fans everywhere, and for anyone seeking to better understand one of the towering figures--and defining personalities--of the twentieth century.

Quantum Mechanics

The Theoretical Minimum

Author: Leonard Susskind,Art Friedman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465036678

Category: Science

Page: 384

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From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, a DIY introduction to the math and science of quantum physics First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics. In this follow-up to The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions. Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics’ weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the utter strangeness of quantum logic. The authors offer crystal-clear explanations of the principles of quantum states, uncertainty and time dependence, entanglement, and particle and wave states, among other topics, and each chapter includes exercises to ensure mastery of each area. Like The Theoretical Minimum, this volume runs parallel to Susskind’s eponymous Stanford University-hosted continuing education course. An approachable yet rigorous introduction to a famously difficult topic, Quantum Mechanics provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.

Physics With Illustrative Examples From Medicine and Biology

Mechanics

Author: George B. Benedek,Felix M.H. Villars

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387987699

Category: Science

Page: 549

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A reissue of a classic book, intended for undergraduate courses in biophysics, biological physics, physiology, medical physics, and biomedical engineering. This is an introduction to mechanics, with examples and problems from the medical and biological sciences, covering standard topics of kinematics, dynamics, statics, momentum, and feedback, control and stability but with the emphasis on physical and biological systems. The book can be used as a supplement to standard introductory physics courses, as well as for medical schools, medical physics courses, and biology departments. The three volumes combined present all the major topics in physics. Originally published in 1974 from the authors typescript, this reissue will be edited, corrected, typeset, the art redrawn, and an index added, plus a solutions manual will also be available.

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Linzee Sands

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0465024939

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 3871

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"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 publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the 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. 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.

Quantum mechanics

Author: Richard Phillips Feynman,Robert B. Leighton,Matthew Linzee Sands

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780201510058

Category: Science

Page: 400

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