Feynman's Tips on Physics: Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice (Paperback)

Reflections, Advice, Insights, Practice

By Richard P. Feynman, Michael A. Gottlieb, Ralph Leighton (Foreword by)

Basic Books, 9780465027972, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2013



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 humor, 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.

About the Author

Richard P. Feynman was a Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology from 1951 to 1988. He shared the 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on quantum electrodynamics. Michael A. Gottlieb is a Visitor in Physics at the California Institute of Technology who, with Rudolf Pfeiffer, created and maintains the LaTeX manuscript used to produce the present and future editions of The Feynman Lectures on Physics and the forthcoming Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics. Ralph Leighton is an author, lateral thinker, and long-time friend of the late Richard Feynman.