Books by Richard Phillips Feynman, Six easy pieces, Mainly Cover of: Seis Piezas Faciles: LA Fisica Explicada Por UN Genio. Seis piezas fáciles: La física explicada por un genio Richard Feynman, premio Nobel de Física, no fue tan sólo un gran investigador, sino también un. Preview and download books by Richard P. Feynman, including The Feynman Lectures I, QED, The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. Seis piezas fáciles.

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Now, I have read more comprehensive works on relativity, with much more emphasis on its mathematical foundational underpinnings; and I can tell you that, if you are looking for something significantly beyond the introductory level, you will not learn much from this book. Learn Relativity from the maestro Richard Feynman himself In the introduction to this book, Roger Penrose, another great theoretical physicist of our times, states that “Relativity is not airy-fairy philosophy, nor is space-time mere mathematical formalism.

Because the books originated in a serious physics course, but have been selected for accessibility, they fall into that vague territory that lies between popular science and science proper. Jul 18, Blair added it Shelves: This is beautifully illustrated in this little volume.

Published April 6th by Basic Books first published The introduction promises us an innovative approach to understanding physics. A most commendable combination in any person If the observer is travelling at the speed of light, his perception of the object would be different from someone in a stationary state. You should brush up on basics of motion and the calculus of derivatives to make the most of the book, but it’s really not required.

The six lectures are put together so you can better understand Einsteins’ special and general relativity. One more book that needs to re-read. Richard Phillips Feynman was an American physicist known for the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as work in particle physics he proposed the parton model. And Feynman manages, almost in a magical way, to strike a reasonable compromise, within so little space, between accuracy and level of detail on one side, and accessibility on the other side.

Like those two, Feynman manages to be brilliant in three syllables or less. Refresh and try again. I’m ordering the paperback so I can go through it again. Mar 10, Manish Mishra rated it it was amazing. Some of them are referenced below, but is great to read Richard Feynamn, because he did not like scientific ideas without a good physical foundation, and his approach is strikingly original.


Well, we cause some of the atoms well molecules in reality of the tea to get so excited and jiggly that they break away from the liquid and fly off into the air. Oops, now we are supposed to know what a Lagrangian is to understand the significance of what he has done, generating classical mechanics purely from optimizing proper time in relativity.

But when one looks closely he sees that in the elaborate and complex design along one of the pillars, one of the small design elements is carved upside down; otherwise the thing is completely symmetrical.

Did have some fun re-revelations about relativity. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

We might like to turn the idea around and think that the true explanation of the near symmetry of nature is this: Though slightly more challenging than the first six, these lectures are more focused, delving into the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Perhaps the best example of this is his explanation of fyenman machines in piiezas first volume; he jumps past all the rules we learn in grade school, and ;iezas it all in terms of conservation of energy.

I highly recommend reading it after reading Six Easy Pieces. Thus an event “right now” can not be defined, it is a mystery, because we are not affected by it right now, but can be affected later after eight minutes.

He has no patience for formalisms or conventions; he is anything but pedantic. However, due to the subject of this book, it does demand afciles certain aptitude and effort from the reader it is not-so-easy as the name honestly suggests. Feynman is a wonderful teacher, who can get right to the core of topic with amazing clarity, and he has the gift to make even the potentially most complex concepts seem like the most obvious and commonsensical thing.

And, to be honest, I do not see much descargxr in the first two chapters of the book, which are not much more than a very cursory introduction to mathematical objects that anybody should have learned in high school anyway apart maybe from the concept of “symmetry” – maybe this space could have been used more efficiently by getting into some more detail in other areas.

He is a populist in the best sense of the word, in that he thinks, not that we ought to dumb down our subject to reach as many people as possible, but that people will be interested and understanding if only we stopped putting on airs and spoke clearly. Return to Book Page. I did my best, and Feynman is always a joy to read, but I fadiles won’t remember much about these topics tomorrow.


There is a lot of math in the book, but one can ignore most of it as I didand try to understand the ideas from Feynman’s very clear and simple language.

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View all 10 comments. The book has the same style and accessibility as its predecessor but the maths can be difficult to follow.

The book really made me appreciate the power of mathematics and interpretation to determine the nature of the real world. Not a hard read because it’s broken up into small chunks, but hard to absorb–heavy on derivations which are sometimes interesting but require a lot of brainpower. Really, the only value of this part of the book for me was the challenge of reformulating his explanations in more modern terms.

Feynman is a wonderful teacher. The “now” is an idea or a concept of our mind, it is not physically sies at the moment, and we have to wait to observe it separated by distance in light time. He begins discussing atoms fegnman shows us how we can understand the world around us using the simple concept of ‘jiggling’ atoms.

Insight for non-mathematicians I’ve often wanted to understand how mathematics has been used to define laws that are proven, or not, by experiment.

No one has any idea why. There is a gate in Japan, a gate in Neiko, which is sometimes called by the Japanese the most beautiful gate in all Japan; it was built in a time when there was great influence from Chinese art.

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But to do that we need to move the projectile up quickly, which slows down its time. But even though he often relies on such abstract things as conservation or symmetry laws, he manages to be thoroughly concrete in his explanations. It is a foundational ingredient of the very descrgar in which we live.

Though written in Feynman’s casual, conversational style, the book never fails to make your head spin, and it’s fun to put the book down on your chest in the middle of a chapter and think about how your reality ain’t so real after all, dude