Cover of the book on quantum mechanics The Feynman Lectures on Physics, by Richard Feynman, Robert Leighton, and Matthew Sands is perhaps Feynman's most accessible technical work, and is considered a classic introduction to modern physics, including lectures on mathematics, electromagnetism, Newtonian physics, quantum physics, and even the relation of physics to other sciences. The three volumes were compiled from material presented in a 2year introductory physics course given in the early 1960s by Feynman at Caltech. Six readily accessible chapters were later compiled into a book entitled Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher, and six more in Six Not So Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry and SpaceTime. Richard Feynman: Cover of The Feynman Lectures on Physics Source: Amazon. ...
Richard Feynman: Cover of The Feynman Lectures on Physics Source: Amazon. ...
This article is about the physicist. ...
Robert B. Leighton (September 10, 1919  March 9, 1997) was an American physicist who spent his professional career at the California Institute of Technology. ...
Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by by Raphael in this detail from The School of Athens. ...
Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field which exerts a force on particles that possess the property of electric charge, and is in turn affected by the presence and motion of those particles. ...
Classical mechanics is a model of the physics of forces acting upon bodies. ...
Fig. ...
California Institute of Technology The California Institute of Technology (commonly known as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ...
The first volume focuses on mechanics, radiation, and heat. The second volume is mainly on electromagnetism and matter. The third volume, on quantum mechanics, shows, for example, how the doubleslit experiment contains the essential features of quantum mechanics. For other uses, see Mechanic (disambiguation). ...
Radiation as used in physics, is energy in the form of waves or moving subatomic particles. ...
For other uses, see Heat (disambiguation) In physics, heat, symbolized by Q, is energy transferred from one body or system to another due to a difference in temperature. ...
Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field which exerts a force on particles that possess the property of electric charge, and is in turn affected by the presence and motion of those particles. ...
This article is about matter in physics and chemistry. ...
Fig. ...
Doubleslit diffraction and interference pattern The doubleslit experiment consists of letting light diffract through two slits, which produces fringes or wavelike interference patterns on a screen. ...
Background
By 1960 Richard Feynman was already a legend in his own time; at age 42 his research and discoveries in physics had resolved a number of troubling inconsistencies in several fundamental theories. In particular, it was his work in quantum electrodynamics which would lead to the award in 1965 of the Nobel Prize in physics. At the same time that Feynman was at the pinnacle of his fame, the faculty of the California Institute of Technology was concerned about the quality of the introductory courses being offered to the undergraduate students. It was felt that these were burdened by an old fashioned syllabus and that the exciting discoveries of recent years, many of which had occurred at Caltech, were not being conveyed to the students. Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...
This article is about the physicist. ...
Quantum electrodynamics (QED) is a relativistic quantum field theory of electrodynamics. ...
Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...
The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ) are awarded for Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, and Physiology or Medicine. ...
California Institute of Technology The California Institute of Technology (commonly known as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ...
Thus it was decided to reconfigure the first physics course offered to students at Caltech, with the goal being to generate more excitement in the students. Who better to teach this course than the most famous lecturer of physics on campus? To the surprise of the Department, Feynman readily agreed to give the course, though only once. Aware of the fact that this would be a historic event, Caltech recorded each lecture and took photographs of each drawing made on the blackboard by Feynman. Based on the lectures and the tape recordings, a team of physicists and graduate students put together a manuscript that would become Richard Feynman's most widely read and influential scientific work: The Feynman Lectures on Physics. As the twoyear course (196163) was still being completed, word of it spread throughout the physics community. In a special preface to the 1989 edition, David Goodstein and Gerry Neugebauer claim that, as time went on the attendance by registered students dropped sharply but was matched by a compensating increase in the number of faculty and graduate students. Sands, in his memoir accompanying the 2005 edition, contests this claim. AddisonWesley published a collection of problems to accompany The Feynman Lectures on Physics. The problem sets were first used in the 196263 academic year and organized by Robert Leighton. Some of the problems are sophisticated enough to require understanding of topics as advanced as Kolmogorov's zeroone law, for example. In probability theory, Kolmogorovs zeroone law, named in honor of Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov, specifies that a certain type of event, called a tail event, will either almost surely happen or almost surely not happen; that is, the probability of such an event occurring is zero or one. ...
AddisonWesley also released all the audio tapes of the lectures, over 103 hours with Richard Feynman, in CD format after remastering the sound and clearing the recordings. In March of 1964, Feynman appeared before the freshman physics class as a guest lecturer, but the notes for this lecture were lost for a number of years. They were finally located, restored, and made available as Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Motion of Planets Around the Sun. In 2005, Michael A. Gottlieb and Ralph Leighton coauthored Feynman's Tips on Physics, which includes four of Feynman's freshman lectures (three on problem solving, one on inertial guidance) not included in the main text, a memoir by Matt Sands about the origins of the Feynman Lectures on Physics, and exercises (with answers) that were assigned to students by Robert Leighton and Rochus Vogt in recitation sections of the Feynman Lectures course at Caltech.
Contents Volume 1. Mainly mechanics, radiation, and heat Preface "When new ideas came in, I would try either to deduce them if they were deducible or to explain that it was a new idea ... and which was not supposed to be provable." Chapter 1. Atoms in motion Chapter 2. Basic Physics Chapter 3. The relation of physics to other sciences Chapter 4. Conservation of energy Chapter 5. Time and distance Chapter 6. Probability Chapter 7. The theory of gravitation Chapter 8. Motion Chapter 9. Newton's laws of dynamics Chapter 10. Conservation of momentum Chapter 11. Vectors Chapter 12. Characteristics of force Chapter 13. Work and potential energy (A) Chapter 14. Work and potential energy (conclusion) Chapter 15. The special theory of relativity Chapter 16. Relativistic energy and momentum Chapter 17. Spacetime Chapter 18. Rotation in two dimensions Chapter 19. Center of mass; Moment of inertia Chapter 20. Rotation in space Chapter 21. The harmonic oscillator Chapter 22. Algebra Chapter 23. Resonance Chapter 24. Transients Chapter 25. Linear systems and review Chapter 26. Optics: The principle of least time Chapter 27. Geometrical optics Chapter 28. Electromagnetic radiation Chapter 29. Interference Chapter 30. Diffraction Chapter 31. The origin of the refractive index Chapter 32. Radiation damping. Light scattering Chapter 33. Polarization Chapter 34. Relativistic effects in radiation Chapter 35. Color vision Chapter 36. Mechanisms of seeing Chapter 37. Quantum behavior Chapter 38. The Relation of Wave and particle viewpoints Chapter 39. The kinetic theory of gases Chapter 40. The principles of statistical mechanics Chapter 41. The brownian movement Chapter 42. Applications of kinetic theory Chapter 43. Diffusion Chapter 44. The laws of thermodynamics Chapter 45. Illustrations of thermodynamics Chapter 46. Ratchet and pawl Chapter 47. Sound. The wave equation Chapter 48. Beats Chapter 49. Modes Chapter 50. Harmonics Chapter 51. Waves Chapter 52. Symmetry in physical laws This is a discussion of a present category of science. ...
Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ...
In physics, the conservation of energy states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant, although it may change forms, e. ...
Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
Distance is a numerical description of how far apart objects are at any given moment in time. ...
Probability is the likelihood that something is the case or will happen. ...
The word theory has a number of distinct meanings in different fields of knowledge, depending on their methodologies and the context of discussion. ...
â€œGravityâ€ redirects here. ...
This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...
Sir Isaac Newton FRS (4 January 1643 â€“ 31 March 1727) [ OS: 25 December 1642 â€“ 20 March 1727][1] was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, and alchemist. ...
Newtons First and Second laws, in Latin, from the original 1687 edition of the Principia Mathematica. ...
In physics, a conservation law states that a particular measurable property of an isolated physical system does not change as the system evolves. ...
A vector going from A to B. In physics and in vector calculus, a spatial vector, or simply vector, is a concept characterized by a magnitude and a direction. ...
In physics, force is anything that can cause a massive body to accelerate. ...
In physics, mechanical work is the amount of energy transferred by a force. ...
Potential energy is energy stored within a Physical system. ...
In physics, mechanical work is the amount of energy transferred by a force. ...
Potential energy is energy stored within a Physical system. ...
For a less technical and generally accessible introduction to the topic, see Introduction to special relativity. ...
Albert Einsteins theory of relativity is a set of two theories in physics: special relativity and general relativity. ...
In classical mechanics, momentum (pl. ...
In special relativity and general relativity, time and threedimensional space are treated together as a single fourdimensional pseudoRiemannian manifold called spacetime. ...
Dimension (from Latin measured out) is, in essence, the number of degrees of freedom available for movement in a space. ...
In physics, the center of mass of a system of particles is a specific point at which, for many purposes, the systems mass behaves as if it were concentrated. ...
Moment of inertia, also called mass moment of inertia and, sometimes, the angular mass, (SI units kg mÂ², Former British units slug ft2), is the rotational analog of mass. ...
A sphere rotating around its axis. ...
Space has been an interest for philosophers and scientists for much of human history. ...
This article is about the components of sound. ...
In classical mechanics, a Harmonic oscillator is a system which, when displaced from its equilibrium position, experiences a restoring force proportional to the displacement according to Hookes law: where is a positive constant. ...
This article is about the branch of mathematics. ...
This article is about resonance in physics. ...
Transient means passing with time. ...
A linear system is a model of a system based on some kind of linear operator. ...
For the book by Sir Isaac Newton, see Opticks. ...
Fermats principle assures that the angles given by Snells law always reflect lights quickest path between P and Q. Fermats principle in optics states: This principle was first stated by Pierre de Fermat. ...
See also list of optical topics. ...
Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field, encompassing all of space, composed of the electric field and the magnetic field. ...
Radiation as used in physics, is energy in the form of waves or moving subatomic particles. ...
Interference of two circular waves  Wavelength (decreasing bottom to top) and Wave centers distance (increasing to the right). ...
The intensity pattern formed on a screen by diffraction from a square aperture Diffraction refers to various phenomena associated with wave propagation, such as the bending, spreading and interference of waves passing by an object or aperture that disrupts the wave. ...
The refractive index (or index of refraction) of a medium is a measure for how much the speed of light (or other waves such as sound waves) is reduced inside the medium. ...
Radiation damping in accelerator physics is a way of reducing the beam emittance of a beam of accelerated charged particles. ...
Scattering is a general physical process whereby some forms of radiation, such as light, sound or moving particles, for example, are forced to deviate from a straight trajectory by one or more localized nonuniformities in the medium through which it passes. ...
In electrodynamics, polarization (also spelled polarisation) is the property of electromagnetic waves, such as light, that describes the direction of their transverse electric field. ...
Color vision is the capacity of an organism or machine to distinguish objects based on the wavelengths (or frequencies) of the light they reflect or emit. ...
Fig. ...
A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space or spacetime, transferring energy and momentum and sometimes angular momentum. ...
In particle physics, an elementary particle or fundamental particle is a particle not known to have substructure; that is, it is not made up of smaller particles. ...
Kinetic theory or kinetic theory of gases attempts to explain macroscopic properties of gases, such as pressure, temperature, or volume, by considering their molecular composition and motion. ...
1...
Statistical mechanics is the application of probability theory, which includes mathematical tools for dealing with large populations, to the field of mechanics, which is concerned with the motion of particles or objects when subjected to a force. ...
Three different views of Brownian motion, with 32 steps, 256 steps, and 2048 steps denoted by progressively lighter colors. ...
Kinetic theory or kinetic theory of gases attempts to explain macroscopic properties of gases, such as pressure, temperature, or volume, by considering their molecular composition and motion. ...
diffusion (disambiguation). ...
Thermodynamics (from the Greek Î¸ÎµÏÎ¼Î·, therme, meaning heat and Î´Ï…Î½Î±Î¼Î¹Ï‚, dunamis, meaning power) is a branch of physics that studies the effects of changes in temperature, pressure, and volume on physical systems at the macroscopic scale by analyzing the collective motion of their particles using statistics. ...
Thermodynamics (from the Greek Î¸ÎµÏÎ¼Î·, therme, meaning heat and Î´Ï…Î½Î±Î¼Î¹Ï‚, dunamis, meaning power) is a branch of physics that studies the effects of changes in temperature, pressure, and volume on physical systems at the macroscopic scale by analyzing the collective motion of their particles using statistics. ...
A ratchet may refer to: ratchet (device), a mechanical device for controlling rotational motion socket wrench, a tool that makes use of the above mechanical device ratchet (instrument), a music instrument Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank), a fictional character from the Ratchet & Clank video game series Ratchet (Robots), a fictional character and...
Pawl was a Formula One constructor (Indy 500 only) in 1951, 1954 and 1955. ...
Sound is a disturbance of mechanical energy that propagates through matter as a wave. ...
A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space or spacetime, transferring energy and momentum and sometimes angular momentum. ...
In acoustics, a beat is an interference between two sounds of slightly different frequencies, perceived as periodic variations in volume whose rate is the difference between the two frequencies. ...
For other types of mode, see mode. ...
In acoustics and telecommunication, the harmonic of a wave is a component frequency of the signal that is an integral multiple of the fundamental frequency. ...
A WAVES Photographer 3rd Class The WAVES were a World War II era division of the U.S. Navy that consisted entirely of women. ...
This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...
A physical law or a law of nature is a scientific generalization based on empirical observations. ...
Volume 2. Mainly electromagnetism and matter Chapter 1. Electromagnetism Chapter 2. Differential calculus of vector fields Chapter 3. Vector integral calculus Chapter 4. Electrostatics Chapter 5. Application of Gauss' law Chapter 6. The electric field in various circumstances Chapter 7. The electric field in various circumstances (continued) Chapter 8. Electrostatic energy Chapter 9. Electricity in the atmosphere Chapter 10. Dielectrics Chapter 11. Inside dielectrics Chapter 12. Electrostatic analogs Chapter 13. Magnetostatics Chapter 14. The magnetic field in various situations Chapter 15. The vector potential Chapter 16. Induced currents Chapter 17. The laws of induction Chapter 18. The Maxwell equations Chapter 19. The principle of least action Chapter 20. Solutions of Maxwell's equations in free space Chapter 21. Solutions of Maxwell's equations with currents and charges Chapter 22. AC circuits Chapter 23. Cavity resonators Chapter 24. Waveguides Chapter 25. Electrodynamics in relativistic notation Chapter 26. Lorentz transformations of the fields Chapter 27. Field energy and field momentum Chapter 28. Electromagnetic mass Chapter 29. The motion of charges in electric and magnetic fields Chapter 30. The internal geometry of crystals Chapter 31. Tensors Chapter 32. Refractive index of dense materials Chapter 33. Reflection from surfaces Chapter 34. The magnetism of matter Chapter 35. Paramagnetism and magnetic resonance Chapter 36. Ferromagnetism Chapter 37. Magnetic materials Chapter 38. Elasticity Chapter 39. Elastic materials Chapter 40. The flow of dry water Chapter 41. The flow of wet water Chapter 42. Curved space Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field which exerts a force on particles that possess the property of electric charge, and is in turn affected by the presence and motion of those particles. ...
Differential calculus is the theory of and computations with differentials; see also derivative and calculus. ...
Vector field given by vectors of the form (y, x) In mathematics a vector field is a construction in vector calculus which associates a vector to every point in Euclidean space. ...
Vector calculus (also called vector analysis) is a field of mathematics concerned with multivariate real analysis of vectors in two or more dimensions. ...
Electrostatics (also known as static electricity) is the branch of physics that deals with the phenomena arising from what seem to be stationary electric charges. ...
In physics, Gausss law gives the relation between the electric flux flowing out a closed surface and the charge enclosed in the surface. ...
In physics, the space surrounding an electric charge or in the presence of a timevarying magnetic field has a property called an electric field. ...
In physics, the space surrounding an electric charge or in the presence of a timevarying magnetic field has a property called an electric field. ...
Electrical energy can refer to several closely related things. ...
For other uses, see Electricity (disambiguation). ...
â€œAirâ€ redirects here. ...
The electrons in the molecules shift toward the positively charged left plate. ...
The electrons in the molecules shift toward the positively charged left plate. ...
Magnetostatics is the study of static magnetic fields. ...
Magnetic field lines shown by iron filings In physics, the space surrounding moving electric charges, changing electric fields and magnetic dipoles contains a magnetic field. ...
In vector calculus, a vector potential is a vector field whose curl is a given vector field. ...
For magnetic induction, see Magnetic field. ...
Faradays law of induction (more generally, the law of electromagnetic induction) states that the induced emf (electromotive force) in a closed loop equals the negative of the time rate of change of magnetic flux through the loop. ...
In electromagnetism, Maxwells equations are a set of equations first presented as a distinct group in the later half of the nineteenth century by James Clerk Maxwell. ...
Fermats principle assures that the angles given by Snells law always reflect lights quickest path between P and Q. Fermats principle in optics states: This principle was first stated by Pierre de Fermat. ...
In electromagnetism, Maxwells equations are a set of equations first presented as a distinct group in the later half of the nineteenth century by James Clerk Maxwell. ...
In physics, free space is a concept of electromagnetic theory, corresponding roughly to the vacuum, the baseline state of the electromagnetic field, or the replacement for the electromagnetic aether. ...
In electromagnetism, Maxwells equations are a set of equations first presented as a distinct group in the later half of the nineteenth century by James Clerk Maxwell. ...
In electricity, current refers to electric current, which is the flow of electric charge. ...
Electric charge is a fundamental conserved property of some subatomic particles, which determines their electromagnetic interaction. ...
City lights viewed in a motion blurred exposure. ...
This article does not cite any references or sources. ...
To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...
Look up waveguide in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field, encompassing all of space, composed of the electric field and the magnetic field. ...
The Lorentz transformation (LT), named after its discoverer, the Dutch physicist and mathematician Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (18531928), forms the basis for the special theory of relativity, which has been introduced to remove contradictions between the theories of electromagnetism and classical mechanics. ...
The magnitude of an electric field surrounding two equally charged (repelling) particles. ...
The electromagnetic mass of an electrically charged object, such as an electron, is the apparent increase in its mass due to its interaction with the electromagnetic field that surrounds it. ...
This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...
Electric charge is a fundamental conserved property of some subatomic particles, which determines their electromagnetic interaction. ...
In physics, the space surrounding an electric charge or in the presence of a timevarying magnetic field has a property called an electric field. ...
Magnetic field lines shown by iron filings In physics, the space surrounding moving electric charges, changing electric fields and magnetic dipoles contains a magnetic field. ...
CalabiYau manifold Geometry (Greek Î³ÎµÏ‰Î¼ÎµÏ„ÏÎ¯Î±; geo = earth, metria = measure) is a part of mathematics concerned with questions of size, shape, and relative position of figures and with properties of space. ...
Crystal (disambiguation) Insulin crystals A crystal is a solid in which the constituent atoms, molecules, or ions are packed in a regularly ordered, repeating pattern extending in all three spatial dimensions. ...
For more technical Wiki articles on tensors, see the section later in this article. ...
The refractive index (or index of refraction) of a medium is a measure for how much the speed of light (or other waves such as sound waves) is reduced inside the medium. ...
material is the substance or matter from which something is or can be made, or also items needed for doing or creating something. ...
The reflection of a bridge in Indianapolis, Indianas Central Canal. ...
For other senses of this word, see magnetism (disambiguation). ...
This article is about matter in physics and chemistry. ...
Simple Illustration of a paramagnetic probe made up from miniature magnets. ...
Magnetic resonance can mean: Nuclear magnetic resonance Electron spin resonance This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...
Ferromagnetism is the phenomenon by which materials, such as iron, in an external magnetic field become magnetized and remain magnetized for a period after the material is no longer in the field. ...
In physics, magnetism is a phenomenon by which materials exert an attractive or repulsive force on other materials. ...
Elasticity is a branch of physics which studies the properties of elastic materials. ...
Look up elastic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
Look up flow in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
Look up flow in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
Twodimensional visualisation of spacetime distortion. ...
Volume 3. Quantum mechanics Chapter 1. Quantum behavior Chapter 2. The relation of wave and particle viewpoints Chapter 3. Probability amplitudes Chapter 4. Identical particles Chapter 5. Spin one Chapter 6. Spin onehalf Chapter 7. The dependence of amplitudes on time Chapter 8. The Hamiltonian matrix Chapter 9. The ammonia maser Chapter 10. Other twostate systems Chapter 11. More twostate systems Chapter 12. The hyperfine splitting in hydrogen Chapter 13. Propagation in a crystal lattice Chapter 14. Semiconductors Chapter 15. The independent particle approximation Chapter 16. The dependence of amplitudes on position Chapter 17. Symmetry and conservation laws Chapter 18. Angular momentum Chapter 19. The hydrogen atom and the periodic table Chapter 20. Operators Chapter 21. The SchrÃ¶dinger equation in a classical context: a seminar on superconductivity Fig. ...
A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space or spacetime, transferring energy and momentum and sometimes angular momentum. ...
In particle physics, an elementary particle or fundamental particle is a particle not known to have substructure; that is, it is not made up of smaller particles. ...
In quantum mechanics, a probability amplitude is a complexvalued function that describes an uncertain or unknown quantity. ...
In particle physics, an elementary particle or fundamental particle is a particle not known to have substructure; that is, it is not made up of smaller particles. ...
In physics, spin refers to the angular momentum intrinsic to a body, as opposed to orbital angular momentum, which is the motion of its center of mass about an external point. ...
In physics, spin refers to the angular momentum intrinsic to a body, as opposed to orbital angular momentum, which is the motion of its center of mass about an external point. ...
In quantum mechanics, a probability amplitude is a complexvalued function that describes an uncertain or unknown quantity. ...
The quantum Hamiltonian is the physical state of a system, which may be characterized as a ray in an abstract Hilbert space (or, in the case of ensembles, as a trace class operator with trace 1). ...
For other uses, see Ammonia (disambiguation). ...
A hydrogen radio frequency discharge, the first element inside a hydrogen maser (see description below) A maser is a device that produces coherent electromagnetic waves through amplification due to stimulated emission. ...
Systems is an annual information and telecommunications trade fair in Munich, Bavaria, Germany Categories:   ...
Systems is an annual information and telecommunications trade fair in Munich, Bavaria, Germany Categories:   ...
In atomic physics, hyperfine structure is a small perturbation in the energy levels (or spectrum) of atoms or molecules due to the magnetic dipoledipole interaction, arising from the interaction of the nuclear magnetic dipole with the magnetic field of the electron. ...
General Name, Symbol, Number hydrogen, H, 1 Chemical series nonmetals Group, Period, Block 1, 1, s Appearance colorless Atomic mass 1. ...
Wave propagation refers to the ways waves travel through a medium (waveguide). ...
In mineralogy and crystallography, a crystal structure is a unique arrangement of atoms in a crystal. ...
A semiconductor is a material that is an insulator at very low temperature, but which has a sizable electrical conductivity at room temperature. ...
Sphere symmetry group o. ...
In physics, a conservation law states that a particular measurable property of an isolated physical system does not change as the system evolves. ...
This gyroscope remains upright while spinning due to its angular momentum. ...
Depiction of a hydrogen atom showing the diameter as about twice the Bohr model radius. ...
â€œThe Periodic Tableâ€ redirects here. ...
In mathematical formulations of quantum mechanics, an operator is a linear transformation from a Hilbert space to itself. ...
For a nontechnical introduction to the topic, please see Introduction to quantum mechanics. ...
A magnet levitating above a hightemperature superconductor, cooled with liquid nitrogen. ...
Abbreviated editions "Six Easy Pieces grew out of the need to bring to as wide an audience as possible a substantial yet nontechnical physics primer based on the science of Richard Feynman.... General readers are fortunate that Feynman chose to present certain key topics in largely qualitative terms without formal mathematics...."
Six Easy Pieces (1994)  Atoms in motion
 Basic Physics
 The relation of physics to other sciences
 Conservation of energy
 The theory of gravitation
 Quantum behavior
Properties For alternative meanings see atom (disambiguation). ...
This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...
This is a discussion of a present category of science. ...
Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ...
In physics, the conservation of energy states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant, although it may change forms, e. ...
The word theory has a number of distinct meanings in different fields of knowledge, depending on their methodologies and the context of discussion. ...
â€œGravityâ€ redirects here. ...
Fig. ...
Six Not So Easy Pieces (1998)  Vectors
 Symmetry in physical laws
 The special theory of relativity
 Relativistic energy and momentum
 Spacetime
 Curved space
A vector going from A to B. In physics and in vector calculus, a spatial vector, or simply vector, is a concept characterized by a magnitude and a direction. ...
This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...
A physical law or a law of nature is a scientific generalization based on empirical observations. ...
For a less technical and generally accessible introduction to the topic, see Introduction to special relativity. ...
Albert Einsteins theory of relativity is a set of two theories in physics: special relativity and general relativity. ...
In classical mechanics, momentum (pl. ...
In special relativity and general relativity, time and threedimensional space are treated together as a single fourdimensional pseudoRiemannian manifold called spacetime. ...
Twodimensional visualisation of spacetime distortion. ...
Quotations  Feynman once commented, about these three volumes: "[This set of books] has views which are very close to my own."
External Links  Official web site with Feynman's exercise problems and errata
 The Douglas Robb Memorial Lectures Freetoview videos provided by the Vega Science Trust.
Publishing information  The Feynman Lectures on Physics (with Leighton and Sands). 3 volumes 1964, 1966. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 6320717

 ISBN 0201021153 (1970 paperback threevolume set)
 ISBN 0201500647 (1989 commemorative hardcover threevolume set)
 ISBN 0805390456 (2006 the definitive edition (2nd printing); hardcover)
 Feynman's Tips On Physics: A ProblemSolving Supplement to the Feynman Lectures on Physics (hardcover) ISBN 0805390634
 Six Easy Pieces (hardcover book with original Feynman audio on CDs) ISBN 0201408961
 Six Easy Pieces (paperback book) ISBN 0201408252
 Six NotSoEasy Pieces (paperback book with original Feynman audio on CDs) ISBN 0201328410
 Six NotSoEasy Pieces (paperback book) ISBN 0201328429
 Exercises for the Feynman Lectures (paperback book) ISBN 2356487891 from the Caltech Bookstore
