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Srinivas A. Tadigadapa - Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Feynman Lectures on Physics I-III

Author: Richard Feynman, Robert Leighton,and Mathew Sands

Book Description:

Rarely do lectures intended for freshmen and sophomore students have the appeal to transcend their role as course text books and become the de-facto reference books for an entire lifetime. Ever since I first read them in my late teens, I have been captivated by the style, content, and presentation of Feynman Lectures on Physics. Like many things in life these books seem to have a new meaning each time I have looked back at these. From being the source of everlasting inspiration to pursue science and engineering to using them for teaching physics concepts and analytical thinking, some of these lectures remain deeply etched into my mosaic of learning. In Feynman Lectures on Physics, the simple lucidity and the raw thrill of Physics is told with passion and contagiousness. One can only imagine the thrill of being in the classroom at Caltech in 1962 as a freshman. With great pleasure, I acknowledge the inspiration these books have been to me and this opportunity to share it.

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