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Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perseus Books
Publication date March 1, 1998
Pages 152
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780201328424
ISBN-10 0201328429
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
Explores vectors, symmetry in physical laws, the special theory of relativity, relativistic energy and momentum, space-time, and curved space
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
No twentieth-century American scientist is better known to a wider spectrum of people than Richard P. Feynman (1918–1988)—physicist, teacher, author, and cultural icon. His autobiographies and biographies have been read and enjoyed by millions of readers around the world, while his wit and eccentricities have made him the subject of TV specials and even a theatrical film.The spectacular reception of the book and audio versions of Feynman's Six Easy Pieces (published in 1995) resulted in a worldwide clamor for “More Feynman! More Feynman!” The outcome is these six additional lectures, drawn from the celebrated three-volume Lectures on Physics. Though slightly more challenging than the first six, these lectures are more focused, delving into the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity.No single breakthrough in twentieth-century physics (with the possible exception of quantum mechanics) changed our view of the world more than that of Einstein's discovery of relativity. The notions that the flow of time is not a constant, that the mass of an object depends on its velocity, and that the speed of light is a constant no matter what the motion of the observer, at first seemed shocking to scientists and laymen alike. But, as Feynman shows so clearly and so entertainingly in the lectures chosen for this volume, these crazy notions are no mere dry principles of physics, but are things of beauty and elegance. No one—not even Einstein himself—explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Richard Feynman.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780201150254 Book cover for 9780201150261
 
With Roger Penrose (other contributor), Robert B. Leighton (other contributor), Matthew Sands (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Perseus Books (April 1, 1997)
9780201150254 | details & prices | 152 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Explores vectors, symmetry in physical laws, the special theory of relativity, relativistic energy and momentum, space-time, and curved space
Har/com edition from Perseus Books (April 1, 1997)
9780201150261 | details & prices | 7.25 × 10.00 × 2.00 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Focusing on topics related to Einstein's theory of relativity, this book and audio CDs reproduce the author's lectures of the 1960s.
Paperback
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With Roger Penrose (other contributor), Robert B. Leighton (other contributor), Matthew Sands (other contributor) | from Basic Books (March 22, 2011)
9780465025268 | details & prices | 154 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Excellent Book
With Roger Penrose (other contributor) | from Basic Books (April 5, 2005)
9780465023936 | details & prices | 150 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.95
About: No twentieth-century American scientist is better known to a wider spectrum of people than Richard P.
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from Perseus Books (March 1, 1998)
9780201328424 | details & prices | 152 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Explores vectors, symmetry in physical laws, the special theory of relativity, relativistic energy and momentum, space-time, and curved space
Pap/com edition from Basic Books (March 8, 1997); titled "Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry and Space-Time"
9780201328417 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $55.00
About: No twentieth-century American scientist is better known to a wider spectrum of people than Richard P.

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