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Six not-so-easy pieces : Einstein's relativity, symmetry, and space-time / Richard P. Feynman ; originally prepared for publication by Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands ; new introduction by Roger Penrose.

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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 0201150255 :
  • Physical Description: xxvii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub., [1997]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Citation/References Note: Choice Oct 1997
Subject: Symmetry (Physics)
Special relativity (Physics)
Space and time.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Explores vectors, symmetry in physical laws, the special theory of relativity, relativistic energy and momentum, space-time, and curved space
  • Baker & Taylor
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  • Perseus Publishing
    The spectacular reception of the book and audio versions of Feynman’s Six Easy Pieces (published in 1995) resulted in a worldwide clamor for “More Feynman! More Feynman!” The outcome is these six additional lectures, drawn from the celebrated three-volume Lectures on Physics. Though slightly more challenging than the first six, these lectures are more focused, delving into the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

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