Feynman's Tips on Physics: Reflections, Advice, Insights, by Richard P. Feynman, Michael A. Gottlieb, Ralph Leighton

By Richard P. Feynman, Michael A. Gottlieb, Ralph Leighton

Feynman's tips about Physics is a pleasant number of Richard P. Feynman's insights and an important significant other to his mythical Feynman Lectures on Physics.

With attribute aptitude, perception, and humor, Feynman discusses subject matters physics scholars frequently fight with and gives helpful pointers on addressing them. incorporated listed below are 3 lectures on problem-solving and a lecture on inertial suggestions passed over from The Feynman Lectures on Physics. An enlightening memoir via Matthew Sands and oral heritage interviews with Feynman and his Caltech colleagues supply firsthand debts of the origins of Feynman's landmark lecture sequence. additionally integrated are incisive and illuminating workouts initially built to complement The Feynman Lectures on Physics, via Robert B. Leighton and Rochus E. Vogt.

Feynman's pointers on Physics was once co-authored via Michael A. Gottlieb and Ralph Leighton to supply scholars, academics, and fans alike a chance to profit physics from a few of its maximum lecturers, the creators of The Feynman Lectures on Physics.

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But I’m trying to explain to you how I feel, myself, about them, and what I thought I was trying to do. Weiner: Did you get any sense of feedback while you were doing it? Feynman: No. None whatever, because I had no way to know what was happening. Because I didn’t have any recitation sections, and I didn’t have questions at the end of the lecture. Any questions were supposed to go into the recitation sections. So there was zero feedback, except that there were some exams in which people made up problems.

This is an outrage! ” He was really agitated, because he cared deeply. He trusted Bob Leighton, but he had never heard of me. Anyway, I gave my first lecture for the Feynman course on the 21st of October, 1963. Several things had happened: I was going to a conference in India during quarter break in December, so had just gotten some yellow fever shots and some typhoid shots—and when I got the typhoid shots, I developed a high fever—and so on the 20th of October I had a high fever. On top of that, my wife, Micheline, brought our first daughter, Michele, into the world on that day, so I spent the night of October 20 in 0465027972-Feynman_Layout 1 11/12/12 12:17 PM Page 31 INTERVIEW WITH ROCHUS VOGT • 31 the hospital, waiting for things to happen!

I remember talking about it with Bob Leighton in his office, and outside Matt Sands was yelling in full voice at no one in particular, as far as I could tell, “Bob Leighton has gone insane! He’s crazy! He’s letting this inexperienced green assistant professor take over the Feynman course! This is an outrage! ” He was really agitated, because he cared deeply. He trusted Bob Leighton, but he had never heard of me. Anyway, I gave my first lecture for the Feynman course on the 21st of October, 1963.

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