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Suman Datta - professor of electrical engineering, College of Engineering

Book Title: The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition

Author: Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, Matthew Sands

Book Description:

This book, written by one of America's most brilliant physicists, focuses on how physics needs to be understood, appreciated and taught. Feynman was a theoretical physicist, yet his lectures are all connected with a series of experiments. I learned from him that, "the test of all knowledge is experiment." He taught me to put my trust in the nature's working. Instead of saying "but how can she be like that," I learned to admit to "maybe she does behave like that." I realized that the goal of teaching is not to prepare students for an examination but to inspire and give them a taste of the wonderful world. This book continues to guide me today in my role as an educator and researcher.


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