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The Feynman Simplified Series gives mere mortals access to the fabled Feynman Lectures on Physics. For those who have struggled with the Big Red Books, and for those who were reluctant to take the plunge, Feynman Simplified is for you.


  • What is science
  • Basics of Physics
  • Conservation of Energy
  • Motion
  • Newton's Laws
  • Work
  • Potential Energy

  • Harmonic Oscillators, Resonances, and Transients
  • Kinetic Theory of Gases
  • Statistical Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

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1C: Special Relativity
& the Physics of Light

  • The Principle of Relativity
  • What Motivated Special Relativity?
  • The Lorentz Transformation
  • Length Contraction & Time Dilation
  • E=mc2 & Simultaneity
  • Light Cones & Causality
  • Paradoxes, Puzzles, & Philosophy
  • Geometric Optics
  • The Principle of Least Time
  • Interference & Diffraction
  • Feynman Sum over Histories
  • Refraction & Polarization
  • Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Light Scattering
  • Relativistic Effects on Light

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1D: Sound, Waves, Angular Momentum, Symmetry & Vision
  • Angular Momentum
  • Moments of Inertia
  • Rotations in Three-Dimensions
  • Sound & Beat Frequencies
  • Modes & Harmonics
  • Fourier Series & Transforms
  • Complex Waves
  • Symmetry Properties of Natural Laws

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2A: Maxwell's Equations &
Electrostatics

  • Maxwell’s Equations of Electromagnetism
  • Algebra & Calculus of Vector Fields
  • Gauss’ & Stokes’ Theorems
  • Electrostatics with Conductors & Dielectrics
  • Electrostatic Energy
  • Electricity in the Atmosphere
  • Why The Same Equations Appear Throughout Physics

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2B: Magnetism & Electrodynamics
  • Magnetostatics
  • Dynamic Electric & Magnetic Fields
  • Filters & Transmission Lines
  • Electromagnetic Waves in Vacuum
  • Electrical Circuits & Components
  • Circuit & Cavity Resonances

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2C: Electromagnetism
in Relativity &
in Dense Matter

  • Relativistic Maxwell’s Equations
  • Lorentz Transform for Potentials & Fields
  • Field Energy, Momentum & Mass
  • Relativistic Particles in Fields
  • Crystals
  • Refraction & Reflection in Dense Matter
  • Waveguides

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2D: Magnetism,
Matter, Elasticity, Fluids &
Curved Spacetime

  • Principle of Least Action
  • Tensors in 3-D and 4-D Spacetime
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Diamagnetism & Paramagnetism
  • Ferromagnetism
  • Elasticity & Elastic Matter
  • Viscosity & Liquid Flow
  • Gravity and Curved Spacetime

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3A: Quantum Mechanics
Part One

  • Why the Micro-World is Different
  • Quantization and Particle-Wave Duality
  • Indeterminism and the Uncertainty Principle
  • Probabilities and Amplitudes
  • Identical Particle Phenomena
  • Bosons and Spin One
  • Fermions and Spin One-Half
  • Time Evolution and the Hamiltonian Operator
  • The Two-State Ammonia Maser

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3B: Quantum Mechanics
Part Two

  • Particle Exchange Model of Forces
  • Barrier Penetration in Particle Exchange
  • Quantum Operators & Matrices
  • 2-State & N-State Systems
  • Hyperfine Splitting & Spin-Spin Interactions
  • Electrons in Crystals & Semiconductors
  • Schrödinger’s Equation
  • Symmetry & Conservation Laws

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3C: Quantum  Mechanics
Part Three

  • Quantum Behavior of Elementary Particles
  • Angular Momentum & Rotations of Any Spin
  • Electron Atomic States & The Periodic Table
  • Philosophy of Wave Functions & Probability
  • Macroscopic QM: Superconductivity
  • Entanglement, Schrödinger’s Cat & Teleportation
  • EPR Paradox: QM vs. Local Realism
  • Alternative Interpretations of QM

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4A: Math for Physicists
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Systems
  • Numbers
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Quadratic equations,
  • Dimensional Analysis
  • Exponentials
  • Sinh, cosh
  • Infinite Series
  • Bessel function
  • Approximation Techniques
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Rotations & Coordinate Transformations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Advanced Calculus
  • Transforms & Fourier Series
  • Tensor Calculus
  • Linear Differential Equations

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4B: The Best of Feynman
is an unprecedented catalog and explanation of every key principle and important equation in all of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. This book is an encyclopedia of great physics, from the lectures of one of history’s most brilliant scientists.

The topics include:
  • Newtonian Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Special & General Relativity
  • Gravity Waves
  • Waves & Oscillators
  • Electromagnetism
  • Physics of Light
  • Conservation Laws & Symmetries
  • Particle Physics
  • Physics of Solids & Liquids
  • Statistical Mechanics & Thermodynamics

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