Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein’s Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein’s Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time

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

It used to be Feynman’s outrageous and scintillating approach to instructing that earned him mythical prestige between scholars and professors of physics. From 1961 to 1963, Feynman brought a chain of lectures on the California Institute of expertise that revolutionized the instructing of physics. In Six Not-So-Easy Pieces, taken from those well-known lectures, Feynman delves into the most progressive discoveries in twentieth-century physics: Einstein’s thought of relativity. the concept that the move of time isn't consistent, that the mass of an item is determined by its speed, and that the rate of sunshine is a continuing it doesn't matter what the movement of the observer, at the beginning appeared stunning to scientists and laymen alike. yet as Feynman exhibits, those tough principles aren't in simple terms dry ideas of physics, yet issues of good looks and elegance.

No one—not even Einstein himself—explained those tough, anti-intuitive options extra in actual fact, or with extra verve and gusto, than Richard Feynman. full of brilliant examples and smart illustrations, Six Not-So-Easy items is the correct creation to basics of physics by way of some of the most favorite and available physicists of all times.

“There isn't any higher reason for the scientifically literate layman.”—The Washington put up ebook World

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