The Six Easy Pieces are based on the book of the same name by the American Physicist Richard Feynman. Drawn from the set of lectures Feynman delivered to undergraduate students at Caltech in an attempt to get them interested in theoretical physic, the six pieces in the book are six of the easier lectures and are intended for as wide an audience as possible. Science has progressed a lot since these lectures were delivered (1961-63), but the Feynman lectures are still a valuable tool because of his ability to explain difficult concepts, complex behaviours and strange interactions using intuitive real-world examples. His enthusiasm for the subject and love of teaching is obvious - and infectious.
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Six Easy Pieces after Richard Feynman was premiered at the University of East Anglia, Norwich by Apartment House, Jim Dunn and Jason Dixon.