Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The Feynman Lectures

  1. Nov 12, 2005 #1

    dx

    User Avatar
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Hey, Im currently in 11th grade. Were studying Mechanics from Resnick & Halliday 7th edition. I'd like to know If Feynman does a better job with mechanics? (Volume one). Next year , were gonna study electromagnetism, and I was planning on reading Feynman Vol II in the summer, should I or should I just read from Resnick. Basically, I want to know if Feynman's books are better than Resnick & Halliday.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 12, 2005 #2

    Chi Meson

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Read through the "Feyman's Lectures" thread (right there on the first page of this forum). In short: Feyman is THE rescource for teachers, and professors of elementary physics. THis is not really the ideal textbook for "first time" physics students. IT is a book that anyone could come back to at any time in their physics carreer, and it wouldn't hurt you at all to use this as well as H & R.
     
  4. Nov 15, 2005 #3

    mathwonk

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    2015 Award

    As an undergraduate I remember Resnick and Halliday as the book that made physics seem ugly and unappealing, the problem solutuons full of unmotivated assumptions and frustrating unjustified claims.

    I hated physics for years afterwards until I read some works by Wheeler, Feynman, Pauli, Einstein, Planck, and de Broglie.

    Feynman is to me the one that makes it seem fun, and exciting, and meaningful forever.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2005 #4

    turbo

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  6. Nov 21, 2005 #5
    Hi! dx
    As Chi Meson said that Feyman is THE rescource for teachers, and professors of elementary physics. At your grade, a more standard textbook like Mechanics from Resnick & Halliday 7th edition would be OK!
    And remember excersises are good for your understanding of some basic concepts and your ability of solving problems!!
     
  7. Nov 28, 2005 #6
    I just started reading the Feynman lectures, and I think they are awesome so far and make physics exciting. I think they are a good supplement for reading after you have taken some physics courses.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Similar Discussions: The Feynman Lectures
  1. Feynman lectures (Replies: 2)

  2. Feynman Lectures (Replies: 10)

  3. Feynman Lectures (Replies: 17)

  4. Feynman Lectures (Replies: 2)

Loading...