Título: **THE FEYNMAN LECTURES ON PHYSICS. VOLUME II: MAINLY ELECTROMAGNETISM AND MATTER [NEW MILLENNIUM EDITION]**

Autor: **FEYNMAN, RICHARD P.; LEIGHTON, ROBERT B. & SANDS, MATTHEW L.**

Año: **2015**

Género: **FÍSICA, MATEMÁTICAS, CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA**

Formato: **EPUB**

“The main purpose of my teaching has not been to prepare you for some examination –it was not even to prepare you to serve industry or the military. I wanted most to give you some appreciation of the wonderful world and the physicist's way of looking at it, which, I believe, is a major part of the true culture of modern times.

Perhaps you will not only have some appreciation of this culture; it is even possible that you may want to join in the greatest adventure that the human mind has ever begun.”

“The whole thing was basically an experiment”, Richard Feynman said late in his career, looking back on the origins of his lectures. The experiment turned out to be hugely successful, spawning publications that have remained definitive and introductory to physics for decades. Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, **Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight.Timeless and collectible, the lectures are essential reading, not just for students of physics but for anyone seeking an introduction to the field from the inimitable Feynman.**

This e-book edition of «The Feynman Lectures on Physics. New Millennium Edition» derives from the free-to-read online version at www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu, which in turn derives from the LATEX manuscript used to print the books. Certain adaptations have been made to accommodate the displays of typical e-readers, including narrowing wide equations and tables, and splitting figures into parts for reflowability.

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The lasting popularity of «The Feynman Lectures on Physics», now more than fifty years in print, stands out as a testament to both the continued relevance of its subject matter and the enthusiastic spirit in which it is presented. It is our sincere hope that the electronic editions of Feynman's lectures will make them even more accessible, so they may be more widely and better appreciated, and serve as an inspiration and guide to bright eager minds throughout the world, far into the future.

Michael A. Gottlieb, Editor

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Lars I. Næsheim, Ebook Producer

June 19, 2015