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Legendary "Feynman Lectures On Physics" Are Available For Free

Woohoo! Caltech has put the Feynman Lectures On Physics on a website for anyone to read for free. Maybe it has been up for awhile and I just hadn't noticed till now. When I was in college, I shelled out a lot of money for paper copies of all 3 volumes. I have hauled them back and forth across the USA on all of my moves since.

There are many virtues to these lectures. If you are bored in a more conventional introductory physics course, these lectures offer a different perspective, exposition style, rigor, and even topics than any of my other first year physics books.

One thing I love about these books is the cool side-chapters on topics that were not covered in my intro courses. A good example is The Mechanics of Seeing.

You can find some of the problem sets, that originally accompanied the lectures here.

Note by Peter Taylor
3 years, 1 month ago

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Yes really think this is a good book to learn physics especially if you have the math. Simon Mos · 3 years ago

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@Simon Mos Yeah that is a good point. People should be warned that you have to be extremely comfy with calculus to get the most out of the book. Other things like probability he does a really good job of explaining in the context of the physics he want to talk about. Peter Taylor Staff · 3 years ago

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@Simon Mos No wonder why I was sometimes struggling with the book :).

And thanks sir for sharing the links. All this while I too have borrowed them from the library (pretty uncomfortable to carry). Kou$htav Chakrabarty · 3 years ago

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Awesome book!!! Beakal Tiliksew · 3 years, 1 month ago

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Yes! The exercises on that website are also great for those who are looking for a physics challenge (aside from Brilliant, of course). Jonathan Schirmer · 3 years, 1 month ago

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Apart from the Lecture Notes, there are also Audio Lectures of Feynman himself giving lectures to people at Caltech...
I have all the 3 volumes in PDF as well as the Audio lectures....Its a shame that they didn't put up video lectures..anyway, thanks for the info. Anish Puthuraya · 3 years ago

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@Anish Puthuraya I'm guessing video does not exist. I don't think that it was commonplace to have video cameras in classrooms in 1961-3, even at Caltech. Daniel Hirschberg · 3 years ago

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I too have this book it's an amazing book . The way he starts things from basic to the higher level is fantastic ! Abhishek Singh · 3 years ago

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Thanks for this Information Anirudha Nayak · 3 years, 1 month ago

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Awesome resources ! Priyansh Sangule · 3 years, 1 month ago

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thanks for this great news Swapnil Pratap · 3 years, 1 month ago

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I knew about this one!!!!! Can you please share some more good books(or lectures) on Physics and Mathematics which are available for free?? Kartik Sharma · 2 years, 9 months ago

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Thankyou Sir. AAditya Barot · 3 years ago

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