The Feynman Lectures on Physics - Vol I
Feynman (Richard), Leighton (Robert B.) & Sands (Matthew)
Source: Feynman (Richard), Leighton & Sands - The Feynman Lectures on Physics - Vol I (Mainly Mechanics, Radiation & Heat)
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Contents

  1. Atoms in Motion
    1. Introduction 1-1
    2. Matter is made of atoms 1-2
    3. Atomic processes 1-5
    4. Chemical reactions 1-6
  2. Basic Physics
    1. Introduction 2-1
    2. Physics before 1920 2-3
    3. Quantum physics 2-6
    4. Nuclei and particles 2-8
  3. The Relation of Physics to Other Sciences
    1. Introduction 3-1
    2. Chemistry 3-1
    3. Biology 3-2
    4. Astronomy 3-6
    5. Geology 3-7
    6. Psychology 3-8
    7. How did it get that way? 3-9
  4. Conservation of Energy
    1. What is energy? 4-1
    2. Gravitational potential energy 4-2
    3. Kinetic energy 4-5
    4. Other forms of energy 4-6
  5. Time and Distance
    1. Motion 5-1
    2. Time 5-1
    3. Short times 5-2
    4. Long times 5-3
    5. Units and standards of time 5-5
    6. Large distances 5-5
    7. Short distances 5-8
  6. Probability
    1. Chance and likelihood 6-1
    2. Fluctuations 6-3
    3. The random walk 6-5
    4. A probability distribution 6-7
    5. The uncertainty principle 6-10
  7. The Theory of Gravitation
    1. Planetary motions 7-1
    2. Kepler's laws 7-1
    3. Development of dynamics 7-2
    4. Newton's law of gravitation 7-3
    5. Universal gravitation 7-5
    6. Cavendish's experiment 7-9
    7. What is gravity? 7-9
    8. Gravity and relativity 7-11
  8. Motion
    1. Description of motion 8-1
    2. Speed 8-2
    3. Speed as a derivative 8-5
    4. Distance as an integral 8-7
    5. Acceleration 8-8
  9. Newton's Laws of Dynamics
    1. Momentum and force 9-1
    2. Speed and velocity 9-2
    3. Components of velocity, acceleration, and force 9-3
    4. What is the force? 9-3
    5. Meaning of the dynamical equations 9-4
    6. Numerical solution of the equations 9-5
    7. Planetary motions 9-6
  10. Conservation of Momentum
    1. Newton's Third Law 10-1
    2. Conservation of momentum 10-2
    3. Momentum is conserved! 10-5
    4. Momentum and energy 10-7
    5. Relativistic momentum 10-8
  11. Vectors
    1. Symmetry in physics 11-1
    2. Translations 11-1
    3. Rotations 11-3
    4. Vectors 11-5
    5. Vector algebra 11-6
    6. Newton's laws in vector notation 11-7
    7. Scalar product of vectors 11-8
  12. Characteristics of Force
    1. What is a force? 12-1
    2. Friction 12-3
    3. Molecular forces 12-6
    4. Fundamental forces. Fields 12-7
    5. Pseudo forces 12-10
    6. Nuclear forces 12-12
  13. Work and Potential Energy (A)
    1. Energy of a falling body 13-1
    2. Work done by gravity 13-3
    3. Summation of energy 13-6
    4. Gravitational field of large objects 13-8
  14. Work and Potential Energy (conclusion)
    1. Work 14-1
    2. Constrained motion 14-3
    3. Conservative forces 14-3
    4. Non-conservative forces 14-6
    5. Potentials and fields 14-7
  15. The Special Theory of Relativity
    1. The principle of relativity 15-1
    2. The Lorentz transformation 15-3
    3. The Michelson-Morley experiment 15-3
    4. Transformation of time 15-5
    5. The Lorentz contraction 15-7
    6. Simultaneity 15-7
    7. Four-vectors 15-8
    8. Relativistic dynamics 15-9
    9. Equivalence of mass and energy 15-10
  16. Relativistic Energy and Momentum
    1. Relativity and the philosophers 16-1
    2. The twin paradox 16-3
    3. Transformation of velocities 16-4
    4. Relativistic mass 16-6
    5. Relativistic energy 16-8
  17. Space-Time
    1. The geometry of space-time 17-1
    2. Space-time intervals 17-2
    3. Past, present, and future 17-4
    4. More about four-vectors 17-5
    5. Four-vector algebra 17-7
  18. Rotation in Two Dimensions
    1. The center of mass 18-1
    2. Rotation of a rigid body 18-2
    3. Angular momentum 18-5
    4. Conservation of angular momentum 18-6
  19. Center of Mass; Moment of Inertia
    1. Properties of the center of mass 19-1
    2. Locating the center of mass 19-4
    3. Finding the moment of inertia 19-5
    4. Rotational kinetic energy 19-7
  20. Rotation in Space
    1. Torques in three dimensions 20-1
    2. The rotation equations using cross products 20-4
    3. The gyroscope 20-5
    4. Angular momentum of a solid body 20-8
  21. The Harmonic Oscillator
    1. Linear differential equations 21-1
    2. The harmonic oscillator 21-1
    3. Harmonic motion and circular motion 21-4
    4. Initial conditions 21-4
    5. Forced oscillations 21-5
  22. Algebra
    1. Addition and multiplication 22-1
    2. The inverse operations 22-2
    3. Abstraction and generalization 22-3
    4. Approximating irrational numbers 22-4
    5. Complex numbers 22-7
    6. Imaginary exponents 22-9
  23. Resonance
    1. Complex numbers and harmonic motion 23-1
    2. The forced oscillator with damping 23-3
    3. Electrical resonance 23-5
    4. Resonance in nature 23-7
  24. Transients
    1. The energy of an oscillator 24-1
    2. Damped oscillations 24-2
    3. Electrical transients 24-5
  25. Linear Systems and Review
    1. Linear differential equations 25-1
    2. Superposition of solutions 25-2
    3. Oscillations in linear systems 25-5
    4. Analogs in physics 25-6
    5. Series and parallel impedances 25-8
  26. Optics: The Principle of Least Time
    1. Light 26-1
    2. Reflection and refraction 26-2
    3. Fermat's principle of least time 26-3
    4. Applications of Fermat's principle 26-5
    5. A more precise statement of Fermat's principle 26-7
    6. How it works 26-8
  27. Geometrical Optics
    1. Introduction 27-1
    2. The focal length of a spherical surface 27-1
    3. The focal length of a lens 27-4
    4. Magnification 27-5
    5. Compound lenses 27-6
    6. Aberrations 27-7
    7. Resolving power 27-7
  28. Electromagnetic Radiation
    1. Electromagnetism 28-1
    2. Radiation 28-3
    3. The dipole radiator 28-5
    4. Interference 28-6
  29. Interference
    1. Electromagnetic waves 29-1
    2. Energy of radiation 29-2
    3. Sinusoidal waves 29-2
    4. Two dipole radiators 29-3
    5. The mathematics of interference 29-5
  30. Diffraction
    1. The resultant amplitude due to n equal oscillators 30-1
    2. The diffraction grating 30-3
    3. Resolving power of a grating 30-5
    4. The parabolic antenna 30-6
    5. Colored films; crystals 30-7
    6. Diffraction by opaque screens 30-8
    7. The field of a plane of oscillating charges 30-10
  31. The Origin of the Refractive Index
    1. The index of refraction 31-1
    2. The field due to the material 31-4
    3. Dispersion 31-6
    4. Absorption 31-8
    5. The energy carried by an electric wave 31-9
    6. Diffraction of light by a screen 31-10
  32. Radiation Damping. Light Scattering
    1. Radiation resistance 32-1
    2. The rate of radiation of energy 32-2
    3. Radiation damping 32-3
    4. Independent sources 32-5
    5. Scattering of light 32-6
  33. Polarization
    1. The electric vector of light 33-1
    2. Polarization of scattered light 33-3
    3. Birefringence 33-3
    4. Polarizers 33-5
    5. Optical activity 33-6
    6. The intensity of reflected light 33-7
    7. Anomalous refraction 33-9
  34. Relativistic Effects in Radiation
    1. Moving sources 34-1
    2. Finding the "apparent" motion 34-2
    3. Synchrotron radiation 34-3
    4. Cosmic synchrotron radiation 34-6
    5. Bremsstrahlung 34-6
    6. The Doppler effect 34-7
    7. The ω, k four-vector 34-9
    8. Aberration 34-10
    9. The momentum of light 34-10
  35. Color Vision
    1. The human eye 35-1
    2. Color depends on intensity 35-2
    3. Measuring the color sensation 35-3
    4. The chromaticity diagram 35-6
    5. The mechanism of color vision 35-7
    6. Physiochemistry of color vision 35-9
  36. Mechanisms of Seeing
    1. The sensation of color 36-1
    2. The physiology of the eye 36-3
    3. The rod cells 36-6
    4. The compound (insect) eye 36-6
    5. Other eyes 36-9
    6. Neurology of vision 36-9
  37. Quantum Behavior
    1. Atomic mechanics 37-1
    2. An experiment with bullets 37-2
    3. An experiment with waves 37-3
    4. An experiment with electrons 37-4
    5. The interference of electron waves 37-5
    6. Watching the electrons 37-7
    7. First principles of quantum mechanics 37-10
    8. The uncertainty principle 37-11
  38. The Relation of Wave and Particle Viewpoints
    1. Probability wave amplitudes 38-1
    2. Measurement of position and momentum 38-2
    3. Crystal diffraction 38-4
    4. The size of an atom 38-5
    5. Energy levels 38-7
    6. Philosophical implications 38-8
  39. The Kinetic Theory of Gases
    1. Properties of matter 39-1
    2. The pressure of a gas 39-2
    3. Compressibility of radiation 39-6
    4. Temperature and kinetic energy 39-6
    5. The ideal gas law 39-10
  40. The Principles of Statistical Mechanics
    1. The exponential atmosphere 40-1
    2. The Boltzmann law 40-2
    3. Evaporation of a liquid 40-3
    4. The distribution of molecular speeds 40-4
    5. The specific heats of gases 40-7
    6. The failure of classical physics 40-8
  41. The Brownian Movement
    1. Equipartition of energy 41-1
    2. Thermal equilibrium of radiation 41-3
    3. Equipartition and the quantum oscillator 41-6
    4. The random walk 41-8
  42. Applications of Kinetic Theory
    1. Evaporation 42-1
    2. Thermionic emission 42-4
    3. Thermal ionization 42-5
    4. Chemical kinetics 42-7
    5. Einstein's laws of radiation 42-8
  43. Diffusion
    1. Collisions between molecules 43-1
    2. The mean free path 43-3
    3. The drift speed 43-4
    4. Ionic conductivity 43-6
    5. Molecular diffusion 43-7
    6. Thermal conductivity 43-9
  44. The Laws of Thermodynamics
    1. Heat engines; the first law 44-1
    2. The second law 44-3
    3. Reversible engines 44-4
    4. The efficiency of an ideal engine 44-7
    5. The thermodynamic temperature 44-9
    6. Entropy 44-10
  45. Illustrations of Thermodynamics
    1. Internal energy 45-1
    2. Applications 45-4
    3. The Clausius-Clapeyron equation 45-6
  46. Ratchet and Pawl
    1. How a ratchet works 46-1
    2. The ratchet as an engine 46-2
    3. Reversibility in mechanics 46-4
    4. Irreversibility 46-5
    5. Order and entropy 46-7
  47. Sound. The Wave Equation
    1. Waves 47-1
    2. The propagation of sound 47-3
    3. The wave equation 47-4
    4. Solutions of the wave equation 47-6
    5. The speed of sound 47-7
  48. Beats
    1. Adding two waves 48-1
    2. Beat notes and modulation 48-3
    3. Side bands 48-4
    4. Localized wave trains 48-5
    5. Probability amplitudes for particles 48-7
    6. Waves in three dimensions 48-9
    7. Normal modes 48-10
  49. Modes
    1. The reflection of waves 49-1
    2. Confined waves, with natural frequencies 49-2
    3. Modes in two dimensions 49-3
    4. Coupled pendulums 49-6
    5. Linear systems 49-7
  50. Harmonics
    1. Musical tones 50-1
    2. The Fourier series 50-2
    3. Quality and consonance 50-3
    4. The Fourier coefficients 50-5
    5. The energy theorem 50-7
    6. Nonlinear responses 50-8
  51. Waves
    1. Bow waves 51-1
    2. Shock waves 51-2
    3. Waves in solids 51-4
    4. Surface waves 51-7
  52. Symmetry in Physical Laws
    1. Symmetry operations 52-1
    2. Symmetry in space and time 52-1
    3. Symmetry and conservation laws 52-3
    4. Mirror reflections 52-4
    5. Polar and axial vectors 52-6
    6. Which hand is right? 52-8
    7. Parity is not conserved! 52-8
    8. Antimatter 52-10
    9. Broken symmetries 52-11

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