Richard P. Feynman

Six Easy Pieces: The Fundamentals Of Physics Explained

(First Printing in Country)

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Author Richard P. Feynman
Publisher Penguin Books
Introduction by Paul Davies (3)
Preface by David L. Goodstein
Preface by Gerry Neugebauer
First Published by Addison-Wesley
Copyright Holder California Institute of Technology
Copyright Holder (Introduction/Prologue) Paul Davies (3)
Printed by Clays Ltd, St Ives plc
Cover Art by Andy Bridge
Author photo/portrait California Institute of Technology
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ISBN 0-14-027666-1
Barcode 9 780140 276664
EAN 5 90101
Format Paperback
Publication Location London, UK
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Page Count 144 pages
Language English
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Chapters Introduction by Paul Davies
Special Preface
Feynman's Preface

One: Atoms in Motion
Introduction
Matter is made of atoms
Atomic processes
Chemical reactions

Two: Basic Physics
Introduction
Physics before 1920
Quantum physics
Nuclei and particles

Three: The Relation of Physics to Other Sciences
Introduction
Chemistry
Biology
Astronomy
Geology
Psychology
How did it get that way?

Four: Conservation of Energy
What is energy?
Gravitational potential energy
Kinetic energy
Other forms of energy

Five: The Theory of Gravitation
Planetary motions
Kepler's laws
Development of dynamics
Newton's law of gravitation
Universal gravitation
Cavendish's experiment
What is gravity?
Gravity and relativity

Six: Quantum Behaviour
Atomic mechanics
An experiment with bullets
An experiment with waves
An experiment with electrons
The interface of electron waves
Watching the electrons
First principles of quantum mechanics
The uncertainty principle

Index

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