Feynman's tips on physics : a problem-solving supplement to the Feynman lectures on physics / Richard P. Feynman, Michael A. Gottlieb, and Ralph Leighton ; with a memoir by Matthew Sands ; and exercises and answers by Robert B. Leighton and Rochus E. Vogt.

Other titles
  • Tips on physics
Published
  • San Francisco : Addison-Wesley ©2006
Physical description
xiii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN
  • 0805390634
  • 9780805390636
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • 1. Prerequisites. Introduction to the review lecture ; Caltech from the bottom ; Mathematics for physics ; Differentiation ; Integration ; Vectors ; Differentiating vectors ; Line integrals ; A simple example ; Triangulation -- 2. Laws and intuition. The physical laws ; The nonrelativistic approximation ; Motion with forces ; Forces and their potentials ; Learning physics by example ; Understanding physics physically ; A problem in machine design ; Earth's escape velocity ; Alternate solutions. Finding the acceleration of the weight using geometry ; Finding the acceleration of the weight using trigonometry ; Finding the force on the weight using torque and angular momentum -- 3. Problems and solutions. Satellite motion ; Discovery of the atomic nucleus ; The fundamental rocket equation ; A numerical integration ; Chemical rockets ; Ion propulsion rockets ; Photon propulsion rockets ; An electrostatic proton beam deflector ; Determining the mass of the pi meson -- 4. Dynamical effects and their applications. A demonstration gyroscope ; The directional gyro ; The artificial horizon ; A ship-stabilizing gyroscope ; The gyrocompass ; Improvements in gyroscopes design and construction ; Accelerometers ; A complete navigational system ; Effects of the earth's rotation ; The spinning disk ; Earth's nutation ; Angular momentum in astronomy ; Angular momentum in quantum mechanics ; After the lecture -- 5. Selected exercises. Conservation of energy, statics ; Kepler's laws and gravitation ; Kinematics ; Newton's laws ; Conservation of momentum ; Vectors ; Nonrelativistic two-body collisions in 3 dimensions ; Forces ; Potentials and fields ; Units and dimensions ; Relativistic energy and momentum ; Rotations in two dimensions, the center mass ; Angular momentum, the moment of inertia ; Rotation in three dimensions.
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Genre
  • Beispielsammlung.
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • Problems and exercises.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Feynman's Tips on Physics is a delightful collection of Richard P. Feynman's insights and an essential companion to his legendary Feynman Lectures on Physics. With characteristic flair, insight, and humour, Feynman discusses topics physics students often struggle with and offers valuable tips on addressing them. Included here are three lectures on problem-solving and a lecture on inertial guidance omitted from The Feynman Lectures on Physics . An enlightening memoir by Matthew Sands and oral history interviews with Feynman and his Caltech colleagues provide firsthand accounts of the origins of Feynman's landmark lecture series. Also included are incisive and illuminating exercises originally developed to supplement The Feynman Lectures on Physics , by Robert B. Leighton and Rochus E. Vogt. Feynman's Tips on Physics was co-authored by Michael A. Gottlieb and Ralph Leighton to provide students, teachers, and enthusiasts alike an opportunity to learn physics from some of its greatest teachers, the creators of The Feynman Lectures on Physics .

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