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Additional Physical Format: | Online version: Feynman, Richard Phillips. Feynman lectures on physics. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., ©1963-1965 (OCoLC)560443982 |
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Material Type: | Internet resource |

Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Richard P Feynman; Robert B Leighton; Matthew L Sands |

ISBN: | 0201020106 9780201020106 0201021161 9780201021165 0201020114 9780201020113 020102117X 9780201021172 0201021188 9780201021189 0805390456 9780805390452 0805390464 9780805390469 0805390472 9780805390476 0805390499 9780805390490 0805390634 9780805390636 |

OCLC Number: | 531535 |

Notes: | Vol. 2 has subtitle: The electromagnetic field; 3 has subtitle: Quantum mechanics. |

Description: | 3 volumes : illustrations ; 29 cm. |

Contents: | v. 1. Mainly mechanics, radiation, and heat -- v. 2. Mainly electromagnetism and matter -- v. 3. Quantum mechanics. Contents of vol. 1: Atoms in motion -- Basic physics -- The relation of physics to other sciences -- Conservation of energy -- Time and distance -- Probability -- The theory of gravitation -- Motion -- Newton's laws of dynamics -- Conservation of momentum -- Vectors -- Characteristics of force -- Work and potential energy -- Work and potential energy (conclusion) -- The special theory of relativity -- Relativistic energy and momentum -- Space-time -- Rotation in two dimensions -- Center of mass ; moment of inertia -- Rotation in space -- The harmonic oscillator -- Algebra -- Resonance -- Transients -- Linear systems and review -- The principle of least time -- Geometrical optics -- Electromagnetic radiation -- Interference -- Diffraction -- The origin of the refractive index -- Radiation damping. Light scattering -- Polarization -- Relativistic effects in radiation -- Color vision -- Mechanisms of seeing -- Quantum behavior -- The relation of wave and particle viewpoints -- The kinetic theory of gases -- The principles of statistical mechanics -- The Brownian movement -- Applications of kinetic theory -- Diffusion -- The laws of thermodynamics -- Illustrations of thermodynamics -- Ratchet and pawl -- Sound. The wave equation -- Beats -- Modes -- Harmonics -- Waves -- Symmetry in physical laws. Contents of vol. 2: Electromagnetism -- Differential calculus of vector fields -- Vector integral calculus -- Electrostatics -- Application of Gauss' law -- The electric field in various circumstances -- The electric field in various circumstances (continued) -- Electrostatic energy -- Electricity in the atmosphere -- Dielectrics -- Inside dielectrics -- Electrostatic analogs -- Magnetostatics -- The magnetic field in various situations -- The vector potential -- Induced currents -- The laws of induction -- The Maxwell equations -- The principle of least action -- Solutions of Maxwell's equations in free space -- Solutions of Maxwell's equations with currents and charges -- AC circuits -- Cavity resonators -- Waveguides -- Electrodynamics in relativistic notation -- Lorentz transformations of the fields -- Field energy and field momentum -- Electromagnetic mass -- The motion of charges in electric and magnetic fields -- The internal geometry of crystals -- Tensors -- Refractive index of dense materials -- Reflection from surfaces -- The magnetism of matter -- Paramagnetism and magnetic resonance -- Ferromagnetism -- Magnetic materials -- Elasticity -- Elastic materials -- The flow of dry water -- The flow of wet water -- Curved space. Contents of vol. 3: Quantum behavior -- The relation of wave and particle viewpoints -- Probability amplitudes -- Identical particles -- Spin one -- Spin one-half -- The dependence of amplitudes on time -- The Hamiltonian matrix -- The ammonia maser -- Other two-state systems -- More two-state systems -- The hyperfine splitting in hydrogen -- Propagation in a crystal lattice -- Semiconductors -- The independent particle approximation -- The dependence of amplitudes on position -- Symmetry and conservation laws -- Angular momentum -- The hydrogen atom and the periodic table -- Operators -- The Schrödinger equation in a classical context : a seminar on superconductivity -- Feynman's epilogue. |

Series Title: | Addison-Wesley world student series. |

Other Titles: | Lectures on physics |

Responsibility: | Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands. |

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### Abstract:

T[hese] books [are] based upon a course of lectures in introductory physics given by Prof. R. P. Feynman at the California Institute of Technology during the academic year 1961-1962; it covers the first year of the two year introductory course taken by all Caltech freshmen and sophormores, and was followed in 1962-63 by a similar series covering the second year.

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