Synopses & Reviews
Basic Books is proud to announce the next two volumes of the complete audio CD collection of the recorded lectures delivered by the late Richard P. Feynman, lectures originally delivered to his physics students at Caltech and later fashioned by the author into his classic textbook Lectures on Physics. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as Einstein's general relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Fenyman's 111 lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. Volume 5 makes up a beginning course in Energy and Motion, and includes chapters on the and deep insight. Volume 5 makes up a beginning course in Energy and Motion, and includes chapters on the conservation of energy, motion, Newton's laws of dynamics, the conservation of momentum, and work and potential energy. Volume 6 makes up a course in Kinetics and Heat, and includes chapters on the kinetic theory of gases, brownian motion, applications of kinetic theory, diffusion, the laws of thermodynamics, and illustrations of thermodynamics.
Eagerly awaited by scientists and academics worldwide, Feynman's famous Lectures on Physics, now on CD
About the Author
Richard P. Feynman was raised in Far Rockaway, New York, and received his Ph.D. from Princeton. He held professorships at both Cornell and the California Institute of Technology. In 1965 he received the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum electrodynamics. He died in 1988.