For more than 30 years, Richard P. Feynman's three-volume
Lectures on Physics has been known worldwide as
the classic resource for students and professionals alike. Ranging from the most basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as Einstein's general relativity, superconductivity, and quantum mechanics, Feynman's lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight. This timeless audio serves as a comprehensive library of essential physics by a legend in science.
Volume 1 makes up a beginning course in Quantum Mechanics and includes chapters on basic physics, quantum behavior, the relationship between the wave and particle viewpoints, probability amplitudes, and spin one and spin one-half particles.
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Not worth the price
1960, it is obvious that he didn't know this was going to be published on iTunes (LOL). This audio skipped several dozen parts that he mentions and a few times it just stopped in mid-sentence and worse yet, the title says Part 1 and it doesn't even start on his first lecture. He is talking while writing on a chalk board and no description of what he is really writing down. I have studied a lot of the things he had talked about so I could keep up with some of it. This was not done for specifically for Audio Book and I think there is a lot of detail that is lost because of it. I listened to this fully two times back to back and although I did get something from it, I feel it is entirely OVER PRICED it is not audiobook quality, nor was it recorded (obviously) for this format. If you are just after The Feynman Collection and already have a good background knowledge, it may be worth $25. I got more detail from Dr. Quantum "what the bleep do we know" (but buy the DVD) it goes over some of the stuff Feynman does with a little more up to date intel.
The guy is brilliant and entertaining (sort of). But there's sooo much chalkboard writing you can hear but not see...So you're missing at least 50% of the message. And there are no basics... It pretty much gets right into it. You do get a history of classical mechanics then go into quantum mechanics. But I was hoping for more "this is how it relates to our world" kind of stuff...No luck.
I also agree: it's too expensive.
Not audibook quality
I agree with the first reveiwers statments completely. Really Apple Inc. this is way over priced.