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Feynman's Lectures on Physics

Postby adho » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:42 am UTC

Who's read them? What do you think of them? I plan to invest some time in them this summer between the end of school and the start of university. Good plan? Bad plan? Other ideas? I've done high school physics and maths, will I be able to comprehend it?

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Re: Feynman's Lectures on Physics

Postby PerchloricAcid » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:05 am UTC

I'd definitely recommend them; I read some parts of the first book for entertainment (and, ofc, knowledge). It's written in a quite informal way, with a lot of everyday examples, and I'd say you could definitely benefit from reading it, in more ways than one. It's good for developing "intuition" in physics.
Depends on which level exactly you know physics&math, but it should be okay, because he really explains things in a step-by-step manner.

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Re: Feynman's Lectures on Physics

Postby modularblues » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:56 pm UTC

Second on the rec. I learned about many connections that I haven't previously seen before. Mostly in applications of concepts.

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