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Offline pandamonium

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Richard Feynman - Lectures (1966)
« on: July 28, 2008, 01:48:10 PM »
ZOMG i just got the feynman lectures!!!!!  aaaahhh! <--squeal of joy.
haven't had a chance to look too closely at them, but i've been wanting them for a few months now.
 ;D :D ;D :D

(the date in the subject refers to the printing i have - used, so they're older)
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Re: Richard Feynman - Lectures (1966)
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2008, 02:36:35 PM »
They're (mostly) pretty tough unless you have a thorough grasp of the subject already.  All my professors have said they're great once you know the stuff, but terrible for learning it in the first place.  I agree, and even then his mind moves much too fast for me to follow on stuff I already know fairly well.

BUT there are the 'six easy pieces' lectures, which should all be in the full collection, which are interesting and easy to follow.


*oh, and I'm thinking of the audio version here, justincase*

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Re: Richard Feynman - Lectures (1966)
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2008, 02:51:41 PM »
*oh, and I'm thinking of the audio version here, justincase*

nay and forsooth!  'tis the three volume set, full of math and such.  i'm still pretty happy about it.  it gives me an excuse to do more research on concepts i may not have a full grasp of.
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Re: Richard Feynman - Lectures (1966)
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 03:13:28 PM »
Indeed, and I wish you luck and success :)

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Re: Richard Feynman - Lectures (1966)
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2008, 04:06:53 PM »
Bought these last year for some of the money I earned working as a teaching assistant at the university. Feynman has a unique way of visualizing complex topics in physics. I love them. :)
"Some people say 'How can you live without knowing?' I do not know what they mean. I always live without knowing. That is easy. How you get to know is what I want to know." -- Richard Feynman

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