The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume 1: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat

By: Feynman, Richard P.; Leighton, Robert B.; Sands, Matthew

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Fourth printing. No jacket. Cloth spine creased and lightly toned, ink name on front free endpaper, minor ink underlining and marginalia. 1966 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Volume 1 of 3. 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. CONTENTS: Atoms in Motion; Basic Physics; The Relation of Physics to Other Sciences; Conservation of Energy; Time and Distance; Probability; The Theory of Gravitation; Motion; Newton's Laws of Dynamics; Conservation of Momentum; Vectors; Characteristics of Force; Work and Potential Energy (A); Work and Potential Energy (Conclusion); The Special Theory of Relativity; Relativistic Energy and Momentum; Space-Time; Rotation in Two Dimensions; Center of Mass; Moment of Inertia; Rotation in Space; The Harmonic Oscillator; Algebra; Resonance; Transients; Linear Systems and Review; Optics: The Principle of Least Time; Geometrical Optics; Electromagnetic Radiation; Interference; Diffraction; The Origin of Refractive Index; Radiation Damping; Light Scattering; Polarization; Relativistic Effects in Radiation; Color Vision; Mechanisms of Seeing; Quantum Behavior; The Relation of Wave and Particle Viewpoints; The Kinetic Theory of Gases; The Principles of Statistical Mechanics; The Brownian Movement; Applications of Kinetic Theory; Diffusion; The Laws of Thermodynamics; Illustrations of Thermodynamics; Ratchet and Pawl; Sound, the Wave Equation; Beats; Modes; Harmonics; Waves; Symmetry in Physical Laws; Index.

Title: The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume 1: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat

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

Categories: Physics,

Edition: 4th Printing

Publisher: Massachusetts, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company: 1966

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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