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

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Basic Books, Mar 22, 2011 - Science - 184 pages
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Six lectures, all regarding the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity. No one--not even Einstein himself--explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Feynman.
 

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Contents

1 VECTORS
1
2 SYMMETRY IN PHYSICAL LAWS
23
3 THE SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY
49
4 RELATIVISTIC ENERGY AND MOMENTUM
73
5 SPACETIME
93
6 CURVED SPACE
111
Index
145
About Richard Feynman
153
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Richard P. Feynman was Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize for his work on the development of quantum field theory. He was also one of the most famous and beloved figures of the twentieth century, both in physics and as a public intellectual.

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