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Feynman's Tips on Physics: Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice

Feynman's Tips on Physics: Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice
 

Provides essential advice on problem solving. This title reflects on the problems facing by the students making the transition from high school to college, and then to real life.

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ISBN 9780465027972
Barcode 9780465027972
Published 29 January 2013 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd edition
Author(s) By Feynman, Richard P.
By Gottlieb, Michael A.
Foreword by Leighton, Ralph
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780465027972
ISBN-10 0465027970
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Basic Books
Publication Date 29 January 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd edition
Edition 2nd edition
Author(s) By Feynman, Richard P.
By Gottlieb, Michael A.
Foreword by Leighton, Ralph
Category Physics
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 143mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 180g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Physics
NBS Text Physics
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 530
Catalogue Code 247259

Description of this Book

This title provides essential advice on problem solving from physics' clearest teacher. Feynman's Tips on Physics is a book in two parts. The first will be a treat for any Feynman fan: it includes a memoir by Matthew Sands about the origins of the Feynman Lectures on Physics , and is dominated by four lectures, delivered with the rest of the FLP but not included in it, that Feynman gave to help his students review for exams. It is here that readers will get the Feynman approach to problem solving, but there is more to it than this, as Feynman reflects on the problems facing students making the transition from high school to college, and then to real life. The discussion, for example, of what happens when the smartest guy in high school turns out to be the dumbest guy at Caltech is not to be missed. There is also an excerpt of a post-lecture discussion of Feynman with his students, giving a clear picture of what made him such a beloved professor, accessible, helpful, but always intellectually demanding. The second part of the book are the exercises, developed by Gottlieb et al., where readers of the FLP, or any other physics student, can apply the advice they've gotten from Feynman.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Always worthwhile to return to the feet of the master. --Bill Gates, Wired
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Richard P. Feynman was a Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology from 1951 to 1988. He shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on quantum electrodynamics. Michael A. Gottlieb is a Visitor in Physics at the California Institute of Technology who, with Rudolf Pfeiffer, created and maintains the LaTeX manuscript used to produce the present and future editions of The Feynman Lectures on Physics and the forthcoming Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics. Ralph Leighton is an author, lateral thinker, and long-time friend of the late Richard Feynman.

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