Richard P. Feynman – The Feynman Lectures on Physics: Volume 4, Electrical and Magnetic Behavior


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.
Author: Richard P. Feynman
Narrator: Richard P. Feynman
Duration: 5 hours 40 minutes
Released: 5 Apr 2003
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Language: English

User Review:

effrontery alive

You can hear Feynman writing on the chalkboard and gesturing at diagrams and equations there. But listening to him read the equations (without seeing them) is difficult on a good day. Listening to him merely point to one alredy on the board (i.e. nothing but a chalk click) is impossible.

Despite that, you do get to get hear Feynman himself, in his voice with his own interesting style of presentation, including some bits of humor. There are interesting qualitative bits of information along the way, which can be picked up without seeing the equations, that still make it worth listening to.

This review applies to volumes 1 & 4 (the two I have tried). “Six Not So Easy Pieces”, while similar in that it’s a recording of his lectures, is much better suited to audiobook format as the lectures are more descriptive.